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Georgia Suffering Through Severe Drought

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, parts of Georgia (including southwest Georgia) are suffering through a “severe drought”. “Heavy to excessive rainfall alleviated drought but triggered flooding across interior portions of the region, while hot, dry weather caused drought to intensify and expand farther south. A slow-moving storm system coupled with abundant subtropical moisture generated 2 to 8 inches… Read More »

Several Southwest Georgia Businesses Named Finalists for “Flavor of Georgia”

The University System of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announced the finalists for their 2017 “Flavor of Georgia” competition and several southwest Georgia businesses made the list. Entries are judged on “technical aspects such as flavor, texture and ingredient profile. Also considered are potential market volume, consumer appeal and how well the product represents Georgia.” The… Read More »