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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 …

Sunbelt Ag Expo

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 …


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. …

Vidalia Onions

Vidalia Onions to Arrive in Stores After April 20

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Sets Official Pack Date Gather your favorite spring and summer recipes, Vidalia® onion fans! The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee announced that the pack date for the 2018 Vidalia Onion season is 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018.  Beloved by world-renowned chefs and home cooks alike, the versatile Vidalia will be available in …


Georgia Cold Weather Update from Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Weather

“The cold weather this week, in addition to cooler temperatures throughout this winter season, have proven beneficial to many of our crops by providing much needed chill hours. In fact, peach and blueberry crops have received more chill hours this year than the last two years combined.  We must of course always be realistic in the fact that there is …


21 Counties in Florida as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Georgia

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 21 counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by Hurricane Irma that occurred from Sept. 9, 2017, through Sept. 12, 2017. Those counties are: Baker Hamilton Polk Citrus Hernando Putnam Clay Lafayette St. Johns Columbia Levy Seminole Dixie Manatee Suwannee Duval Nassau Union Flagler Pasco …