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Georgia Hemp Production on Hold

Taylor Hillman Georgia, Hemp

By Clint Thompson Georgia farmers looking to grow hemp can’t do so without the state legislature first authorizing $800,000 to the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) to oversee hemp production. In response to a hemp production plan submitted by the GDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) required that the Georgia Legislature appropriated funds for oversight, according to the University …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried on USTR Commitments to Seasonal Produce Protections

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Industry News Release, Vegetables

(FDACS) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement regarding formal commitments recently made by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect American seasonal produce growers from unfair trade practices harming the industry: “While discouraging that the USMCA and its implementing legislation lacked protections for our seasonal producers, I thank Ambassador Lighthizer for his formal commitments to address this urgent …

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Tropical Plant that is Practically Pest Free

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has a bit of information about a wonderful tropical plant that is practically pest free and drought resistant. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Cassava is a wonderful, yet little known tropical root crop. It’s full of starch and carbohydrates, so it provides a nutritious meal, which is why its third-largest source of carbohydrates in tropical areas. …

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American Grown Campaign Launches

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Dairy, Economy, Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, Industry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Non-Profit Created to Address the growing Financial Crisis in American Farms Launches Campaign The American Grown Campaign launched at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference on January 11. The non-profit was created by growers to address the growing financial crisis in American farms. American Grown was founded with farmers and growers from Florida, Georgia, and Michigan. “America’s farmers need our support …

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New Strawberry Cultivars for the Southeast

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops

The annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) continues today in Savannah, Georgia. Ag Net Media’s newest team member, Clint Thompson, is at the conference and was able to catch up with Dr. Jayesh Samtani, an assistant professor and small fruit extension specialist with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. They discuss new strawberry cultivars and look at which varieties are best …

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Alabama Extension, Auburn University Partner with UC Davis in European Grape Studies

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

(ACES) — Alabama wine grape growers will soon have access to disease-resistant bunch grape varieties as new grape varieties send ripples through the entire wine-making community. For many years, Alabama’s commercial grape producers have been limited to native muscadine, American and French-American hybrid bunch grape cultivars. The limited access is due to heavy bacterial disease pressure that suffocates most European …

The annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) is underway in Savannah, Georgia. And Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Underway

Dan Fruits, Vegetables

The annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) is underway in Savannah, Georgia. Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) Executive Director, Charles Hall, told Ag Net Media’s newest team member, Clint Thompson, this show is a great opportunity for growers to come and learn more about what’s going on in the industry.

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Georgia Submits Revised Industrial Hemp Plan and Rules

Dan Georgia, Hemp, Industry News Release

In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) promulgation of the interim final rule governing the production of hemp under the 2018 farm bill on Oct. 31, 2019, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has submitted an updated “Georgia Hemp Plan” to comply with USDA’s requirements. View the plan here. Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, O.C.G.A. …

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Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Starts Thursday

Dan Fruits, Vegetables

The annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) in Savannah, Georgia kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. The event, organized by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA), will feature extensive educational sessions and a top-notch trade show. Attendees will be able to see and learn about the latest …

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Methods for Successful Plant Propagation

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Nursery Crops, Seeds, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom discusses several different methods, and gives you some foolproof methods for successful plant propagation. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Plant propagation is a great way of getting more plants for next to nothing. Sexual plant propagation is the natural method that requires contributions from both a male and a female plant. This occurs naturally after flowering …