Category Archives: Farming

Georgia Peanut Commission Holding Nomination Meetings

TIFTON, Ga.- Nomination meetings to fill two positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission Board of Directors will be held Dec. 15, in Swainsboro, Ga., and Dec. 16, in Colquitt, Ga. The Georgia Farm Bureau Federation will conduct the meetings as peanut producers nominate peers to represent the commission’s Districts 1 and 3 which expire Dec. 31, 2014. The… Read More »

MHG to Begin Construction at Agrocrush Plant – Expected to be Completed in May 2015

Local Bainbridge Company Contracted to Building $2 Million Project at MHG MHG, the manufacturer of 100 percent biodegradable and renewable plastic replacement, is pleased to announce they are adding a 260,000 bushel grain storage facility to their Agrocrush plant, where they will crush the canola to make PHA. The project will cost an estimated $2 million to build… Read More »

Cotton crop not fazed by early-November frost

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Most of Georgia’s cotton crop emerged from this year’s early frost with minimal losses, according to University of Georgia Extension cotton agronomist Guy Collins. However, there’s no escaping the harsh reality of the current cotton prices. Due to the bulk of the state’s cotton crop maturing… Read More »

Georgia Weather Extremes Continue As Harvest Progresses

Farmer Reports – From USDA via AgFax “It has been very dry for the last several weeks.” — Gregory Bowman, Gordon County, District 10 “Freezing overnight temperatures and cool, mostly sunny days characterized the week. High winds on Thursday made field work challenging.” — Heather Kolich, Forsyth County, District 20 “Good soaking rain Sunday night into Monday.” –… Read More »

UGA Extension specialist optimistic about Georgia’s pecan crop

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Georgia’s dry summer helped save its pecan crop, according to University of Georgia Extension horticulture specialist Lenny Wells. A wet spring and increased scab disease pressure had Wells and other pecan experts pessimistic about this year’s pecan crop. However, a lack of rain in June and… Read More »

Golden Peanut Changes Name to Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, Acquires Harrell Nut Company

Adds leading North American pecan processor; new name and logo reflect expanded portfolio CHICAGO – Golden Peanut Company LLC, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), announced today that it has acquired the processing facilities and certain assets of the Harrell Nut Company, one of the country’s leading processors and shellers of pecans. Reflecting the company’s… Read More »

Sunbelt Ag Expo is Oct. 14-16 in Moultrie, Ga.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo is open Tuesday through Thursday, October 14-15-16 at 8:30 AM with admission $10 per person per day. The show site is four miles southeast of Moultrie, GA on Hwy 133. Each year the Sunbelt Ag Expo has a spotlight state; this year it is Georgia with the theme, “Georgia Agriculture, Always in Season” which… Read More »

Bainbridge Farmer’s Market to be open Saturdays starting Oct. 11

The Bainbridge Farmers’ Market opens this fall with fresh produce, local growers and strong community support. With over 8,000 farmers markets across the nation, the growing event has increased tremendously in the past few years. This movement in food purchasing and consumption aims to connect the shopper with the grower and has answered a need nationwide. In an… Read More »

Bainbridge woman wins Southwest Georgia Farm Credit photo contest

Lauren Turner Earns “Best Overall” in 2014 Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Photo Contest BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – Lauren Turner says that her photo titled, “Sumter Sunset,” was a happenstance photo. “I was driving home to visit my mother in Ideal, Georgia, and saw this beautiful sunset south of Americus city limits,” Ms. Turner said. “I turned around to shoot… Read More »

Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jurors at the nation’s first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America’s food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that they sent customers lab results from other… Read More »

Bainbridge State College to host Canola Institute

Bainbridge State College, in partnership with the Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County, will host a Canola Institute on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center. This half-day workshop is designed to inform and discuss the demand and marketing opportunities of canola and canola oil.  New and veteran canola producers,… Read More »