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USDA Crop Report Forecasts Are Within Industry Expectations

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Georgia, Peanuts, Pecans, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

USDA released their October crop forecasts last Friday, and according to a story from Stephanie Ho, the corn and soybean numbers are within industry expectations. Here are key findings for the Southern Region from the October Crop Production report: Alabama: Corn area planted for all purposes is estimated at 340,000 acres, down 30,000 acres from the previous estimate. Production is forecast …

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USDA Announces Deadline to Submit Wildfire, Hurricane Disaster Assistance Applications

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Economy, Equine, Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, USDA, Vegetables, Wheat

Final Opportunity for 2018 and 2019 Disaster Recovery Assistance (USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses. USDA did not originally specify a deadline when the program was announced. “The physical and financial loss experienced …

sunbelt ag expo

Sunbelt Ag Expo Monthly Blog Series

Dan Alabama, Education, Florida, Fruits, General, Georgia, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

In September, the Sunbelt Ag Expo announced their new monthly blog series. Due to the fact this year’s Expo will not be held because of Covid-19, a decision was made to do a monthly online event. Each month a new topic will be presented, and this month they are discussing backyard gardening. The blog series takes place every Tuesday on …

First Virtual Georgia Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Clint Thompson Fruits, Vegetables

The Georgia Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Team is offering a virtual two-day Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training via Zoom on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 from 8 a.m.-noon. Any produce grower who grows, packs, harvests and/or holds covered produce, makes more than $25,000 in annual produce sales (on average, based on the past three years of sales), and does …

color blind

Ways to Tell if You’re Tomatoes are Ripe if You’re Color Blind

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

The ways to tell if you’re tomatoes are ripe if you’re red-green color blind. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When it comes to fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, color is one of the key visual hints when determining ripeness. If harvested too early, the fruits may not ripen properly. In contrast, if left on the stem for …