Tag Archives: farming

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 »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Decatur deputies looking for suspects in Ag Pro thefts

Decatur County Deputies are looking for two men who stole from tractor businesses Decatur County deputies are now helping with the search for a couple of North Georgia burglars because they could be connected to thefts in the South Georgia area. Conyers police chased two men driving a stolen U-haul truck containing a John Deere tractor, mower, and… Read More »