Category Archives: Farming

Governor Nathan Deal Presented with a 100 Percent Georgia Grown Cotton T-shirt

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black presented Georgia State Governor Nathan Deal with a 100 percent Georgia Grown cotton t-shirt during a press conference held at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday, March 20. The conference was held to announce a new line of Georgia Grown t-shirts grown and sewn locally in Georgia in partnership with the… Read More »




Georgia pecan yields estimated between 90 million and 100 million pounds

Hurricane Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm when it entered the state, damaged about 30 percent of Georgia’s pecan crop, and the storm’s effects could linger into next growing season, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells. Most of Georgia’s 2017 pecan crop has been harvested, and Wells estimates the state’s yields to be… Read More »

Georgia Ag Forecast scheduled in Bainbridge on Feb. 1

The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 30 through Feb. 7 at six sites across the state. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state’s largest industry — agriculture. Hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 2018 seminar series will be… Read More »

‘Very good crop’ of Georgia peanuts expected

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia – College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Georgia’s dryland peanut crop excelled this year, while irrigated fields lacked in comparison to past years, said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. The result is a crop estimated to average 4,400 pounds per acre. This year, Georgia’s peanut crop is the… Read More »