Tag Archives: farming

Dozens of farmers visiting SW Georgia for Peanut Tour

As part of the Georgia Peanut Tour this week, the University of Georgia Peanut Team will educate attendees about peanut production. This year’s tour is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 21, and based in Albany, Georgia. “The Georgia Peanut Tour is an educational tour for nonagricultural clientele. It allows manufacturers an opportunity to bring in… Read More »

S.W Georgia Farm Devastated From Pipeline Construction

The 515 miles of the Sabal Trail Pipeline have not been without much controversy – from environmentalists, organized protests, social media campaigns, and has even resulted in a few isolated arrests. The pipeline construction nears completion in it’s trek across Southwest Georgia, and the frenetic progress continues farther south into Florida, crossing over the invaluable Floridan Aquifer.  The pipeline affects… Read More »

Decatur County farmer appointed president of Georgia Farm Bureau

Ray D'Alessio reports from Orlando, Florida on Zippy Duvall's election as American Farm Bureau Federation President. Posted by Georgia Farm Monitor on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 A produce farmer from Southwest Georgia’s Decatur County has been appointed the new president of the Georgia Farm Bureau, the largest farm organization in Georgia. Gerald “Jerry” Long of Bainbridge was appointed to… Read More »

UGA Ag Forecast series to be held across Georgia Jan. 21-29

By Merritt Melancon University of Georgia Good information is the best defense against the unforeseen circumstances — like changing governmental regulations and weather patterns — that can impact agriculture. That’s why the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists kicks off each year with the Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series. There, they present valuable insights into what the… Read More »