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Georgia sets 2019 Vidalia onion pack date

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee announced today that the pack date for the 2019 Vidalia Onion season is 8 a.m. Monday, April 22. “With tremendous consideration after consultation with the Vidalia... more »

Processed products, online sales spur success

The gentle curving of Lake Huron around the Thumb region of Michigan puts Port Austin on the tip of a peninsula, and summer tourism is big. “A lot of people from the metro Detroit area... more »

Biodegradable mulch lessens labor pressure

Plastic mulch helps control weeds, conserve moisture and speed soil warmup – to name a few advantages – but biodegradable plastic mulch offers that and potentially even more. “Plastic mulch is a very common tool... more »

Michigan offers value-added grant opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is now accepting applications for its latest round of value-added grants. The Value-Added Grant Program is designed to help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing in... more »

Entomology student seeks slug management strategies

One year into a long-term research project, Kirsten Brichler thinks she might be moving toward a familiar conclusion. “I need more data,” Brichler said, “but what I found last year seems to back up what... more »

Georgia planting season impacted by El Nino

Growers who might face a delayed planting season can thank El Nino for Georgia’s exceedingly wet winter, according to Pam Knox, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural climatologist. Row crop and vegetable producers usually begin... more »

2018 Michigan asparagus crop biggest in a decade; processing price even

The year after a productive year, Michigan asparagus growers will keep their prices for processing asparagus locked in. Growers met March 14  with researchers, educators, handlers and industry officials at Oceana Asparagus Day in New... more »

Sen. Rubio, colleagues defend US growers, administration

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, along with his colleagues, released on March 13 statements addressing criticism by a group of lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to immediately terminate a suspension agreement... more »


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