U. S. Researchers to Host Webinar about COVID-19 Disruptions to Food Supply Chains

Dan Alabama, Coronavirus, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

(UF/IFAS) — A multi-region, multi-institution research and outreach team investigating the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems will host a free webinar those engaged in the food supply chain at any level at 2 p.m. EST January 28, 2021. Participants interested in the webinar can register at This hour-long webinar is part of the Lessons from COVID-19: …

Georgia Beef Board Promoting Atlanta Chili Week

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

The Beef Checkoff program in Georgia is ready for a brand new event. Georgia Beef Board (GBB) Director of Public Relations, Taylor Evans says various restaurants in Atlanta will be taking part in Atlanta Chili Week, which starts Jan. 25th. For more information about this and other Beef Checkoff promotions, contact the GBB office in Macon.

Sunbelt Ag Expo Monthly Blog Series Continues

Clint Thompson Georgia

The Sunbelt Ag Expo started its monthly blog series last September, where each month it provides information on a new topic. Every Tuesday, new information on that topic is released on its Facebook page, Instagram or at For January, the Sunbelt Ag Expo staff looks at its Farmer of the Year competition. Each week it breaks it down into …

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Budget from Georgia Governor Includes Dollars for Agriculture

Dan Economy, Georgia, Legislative

The 2021 Georgia State Legislative Session has a full week under its belt, as lawmakers met this week to kick off things in Atlanta. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, early signs indicate there is money in the Governor’s budget for agriculture. To keep track of activities during the 2021 legislative session, go to …

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Georgia Citrus Pest and Disease Update

Dan Citrus, Georgia, Huanglongbing (HLB)/Citrus Greening, Pest/Pest Control

As the Georgia citrus industry continues to grow and prosper, growers should be aware of the potential signs of citrus pests and diseases that could be looming in their groves. Bill Barber, Certified Crop Advisor and owner of Barber Ag Services, delivered a presentation during the 2021 virtual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. He addressed pests and diseases presently in …

Seed Coat Fragments: GCC Encourages Producers to go to its Website for More Information

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) encourages producers dealing with seed coat fragments from this year’s crop to go to its website for more information, where Ed Barnes with Cotton Incorporated, talks about the issue and why it is so severe. “Seed coat fragments have popped up in limited capacities across the country every couple of years. We understand several different …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 1-8-2021

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended January 8, 2021, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended January 8, 2021, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,140 head compared to 0 last week and …

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Georgia Legislative Session Set to Start Monday

Dan Georgia, Legislative

The 2021 Georgia State Legislative Session is set to start Monday, January 11th. Republicans have a 34-22 majority in the Senate and a 103-77 majority in the House. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, one major issue the General Assembly will deal with again this year is the budget. To keep track of activities during the 2021 legislative …


USDA Invests $4.6 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Georgia

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Technology, USDA

ReConnect Funding to Connect 1,326 Rural Georgia Households to High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity (USDA) — The Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $4.6 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Georgia. This investment is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program. “The …


Georgia Ag Commissioner Concerned with Seed Coat Fragments in Cotton

Dan Cotton, Georgia, USDA-AMS

It was announced this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is collaborating with the Georgia Department of Agriculture in raising awareness and further examine the significant increase in seed coat fragments in cotton produced in the state. In a phone interview with Southeast Agnet’s Randall Weiseman, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black said in …