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Updated Damage Assessments from Hurricane Michael Released

Dan Corn, Cotton, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

New and updated damage assessments continue to show unprecedented losses for Georgia’s number one industry. “These estimations are a clear indicator of the unfortunate devastation many of our farmers and farm families have had to endure,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “These staggering numbers are tough to read, but Georgia farmers have shown great resilience through this unsettling …

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FSA Programs Available to Producers Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Georgia

An agriculture disaster assistance meeting took place Monday afternoon in Tifton, Georgia for farmers affected by Hurricane Michael. Tyron Spearman attended that meeting, and has information about what USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) can provide regarding disaster programs for farmers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia affected by the storm. FSA Programs Available to Producers Affected by Hurricane Michael

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Hurricane Michael Damage Estimate to Ag at $1.3 Billion

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agriculture damages from hurricane Michael are estimated at more than $1.3 billion. The Hurricane struck Georgia, Alabama and Florida last week, impacting cotton and pecan growers the most, according to CNBC. President Donald Trump toured damaged areas earlier this week, as did Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. In Georgia alone, the latest farm-related damage estimate from the storm is $1.2 billion, …

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Black Discusses Hurricane Michael Damage to Georgia Farms

Dan Field Crops, Georgia, Specialty Crops

The 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo is officially underway in Moultrie, Georgia, but the big topic of discussion for many is what agriculture is currently dealing with in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman caught up with Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black to discuss some of the crop damage he has seen so far. Black Discusses Hurricane Michael …

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8th Annual Legislative Livestock Showdown Results in House Win

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock

The 8th Annual Legislative Livestock Showdown took place at the New South Arena in Perry, Georgia, as part of the Georgia National Fair. The highly competitive livestock showmanship event, co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia National fair, resulted in a fourth consecutive win for the Georgia House of Representatives. “This is a unique opportunity for our …

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The Fresh Market Expands Local Product Offerings in Georgia Stores

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Vegetables

While Georgia might be most well-known for their peaches, The Fresh Market, a leading specialty grocer, is reaching beyond the fuzzy fruit to expand its already extensive local Georgia product offerings by adding 75 new locally-sourced items. With the help of Georgia Grown, a marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, guests shopping at any of …

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2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo Special Events

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

If you are looking for the latest, most cutting edge agricultural technology, the Sunbelt Ag Expo is the place for you. We welcome our faithful visitors and exhibitors to the 41st annual edition of North America’s Premier Farm Show®, the Sunbelt Ag Expo! 2018 Show Guide Special Events Tuesday, October 16 8:30 Media Breakfast, RW Griffin  Exclusive breakfast for media to capture VIPs …

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UGA Extension Personnel Urged to Prepare for Florence

Dan Georgia, Weather

As we all know, forecasted paths of storms can change, but due to the fact a change to the forecast path of Hurricane Florence now includes most of Georgia, University of Georgia State, District, and County Extension Faculty & Staff were sent a note from Pam Knox, Interim Director of the Georgia Weather Network Crop and Soil Sciences Agricultural Climatologist. …