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 »

Visitors from all over in SW GA for Georgia Peanut Tour

More than 150 people, representing 13 states and two foreign countries, are in the corner of Southwest Georgia for the 2015 Georgia Peanut Tour. On Wednesday, the first day tour participants were being shown around local points of interest, the tour made several stops in Decatur, Grady and Seminole counties. Among the tour delegation were a group accompanying… Read More »

State weather expert says Georgia saw lots of rain, seasonal temperatures in August

By Pam  Knox University of Georgia Precipitation across Georgia for the month of August 2015 varied widely, from more than 10 inches near the coast and in north-central Georgia to less than 2 inches in the southwest corner of the state. A few isolated areas received more than 15 inches during the month, according to Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow… Read More »

Georgia’s “Feed My School” program is growing

Feed My School helps bridge the gaps in the nutritional value and quality of food served in Georgia schools, while providing more farm to cafeteria opportunities. The result is healthier students, decreased barriers in farm to cafeteria opportunities and increased awareness as students learn and experience, both educationally and nutritionally, where their food comes from. Students can also… Read More »

Georgia farmers advised to check irrigation systems, equipment before using this spring

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences University of Georgia Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter advises farmers to check their irrigation systems and equipment for any problems before getting in the field this spring. Irrigation equipment is typically left outdoors, and unused during cold weather. While farmers may expect the equipment to be… Read More »

Poultry industry byproduct is valuable natural fertilizer

By Sharon Dowdy University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Claudia Dunkley’s colleagues at the University of Georgia help the state’s poultry farmers grow chickens more efficiently. Dunkley helps them handle one of the industry’s biggest, and often underappreciated, byproducts – chicken litter. For the past seven years, Dunkley has conducted Extension and applied research as… Read More »

Georgia pecan crop lacking in size

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Too much, and then too little, rain left Georgia pecan growers with smaller and, sometimes, empty nuts this season. The small size of pecans in the crop this year is expected to significantly impact the state’s overall production. University of Georgia Extension pecan horticulturist Lenny Wells… 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 »