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Robotics being tested sorting Vidalia onions

In time for this year's Vidalia sweet onion harvest, robotics are involved in a trial helping sort onions on Georgia farms. During the pandemic, labor problems became acute on many farms in Georgia and across... more »

Fresha expands carrot growing in Georgia

Fresha, a grower of locally grown carrots, has expanded its operational footprint by acquiring a south Georgia facility. The facility, located in Sparks, Georgia, between Tifton and Valdosta, Georgia, provides the Morris, Minnesota-based Fresha the... more »

G&R Farms hires Vidalia onions veteran

G&R Farms has added Rawls Neville as sales manager. A Vidalia onion industry veteran, Neville joined the third generation southeast Georgia Vidalia onion grower on April 1. Neville began his career as a farm hand... more »

Bland Farms’ sweet success

Long before the family name became synonymous with the iconic Vidalia sweet onion, the Bland family was known for other crops.  The third generation family operation began in 1948 when Raymond Bland started a 50-acre... more »

Georgia growers continue state vegetable commission

Georgia vegetable producers voted to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. During February balloting, growers overwhelmingly approved continuance of the one cent per marketing unit assessment for another three years. The commission covers 14... more »

H-2A wages focus of U.S. senator’s questions

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is launching an inquiry into how the USDA conducts its Farm Labor Survey in Georgia. Ossoff, D-Georgia, launched an inquiry with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) asking for more transparency... more »

Florida Tomato Committee proposes assessment increase

The Florida Tomato Committee is proposing to raise the rate growers and handlers are assessed from 2.5 cents to 3.5 cents for each 25 pounds. The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, which oversees the Florida, will... more »

Going greens: Baker Farms finds success in timely switch

Family and a dedication to producing distinctive crops are parts of the recipe of success for Baker Farms LLC. The third-generation family-run grower, shipper and processor of leafy greens has been growing vegetables in southwest... more »

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