Southeast

USDA declares Hurricane Idalia disaster area for Georgia growers

Nearly 30 counties in southeast Georgia are eligible for disaster assistance from damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which struck the state on Aug. 30. The storm damaged state fruit, vegetable and pecan production, groves and... more »

G&R Farms marks youth charitable program achievement

G&R Farms is celebrating the success of a charitable program that helps encourage youth to enter agricultural careers. The Growing America's Farmers (GAF) program provides scholarships and grants for Future Farmers of America (FFA) students... more »

Stokes Seeds hires three U.S. territory managers

Stokes Seeds, Holland, Michigan, has added three U.S. territory managers to its staff. Each territory manager is responsible for seed and service to growers in their region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations and collaborating with... more »

Registration opens for SE Regional growers conference

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

Healthy soil, tech help Southern Valley survive tight times

Valuing soil health and containing costs, accompanied by hard work and family involvement help Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable thrive. Southern Valley, Norman Park, Georgia, grows and packs a variety of vegetables, including bell peppers,... more »

Greenhouse tomato grower named Southeastern Farmer of the Year

Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower Steve Cobb has been named the overall winner of the Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2023. Cobb Farms, of Lake City, Arkansas, is a partnership enterprise... more »

UF tomato breeder Sam Hutton joins Lipman

Sam Hutton, a renowned University of Florida (UF) tomato breeder, has joined Lipman Family Farms' R&D team as the grower-shipper's senior breeder. Since 2010, Hutton has worked at UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’... more »

Gene McAvoy among 2024 Florida Ag Hall of Fame inductees

Three Florida agricultural industry leaders are the newest additions to the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. Eugene “Gene” McAvoy, a longtime southwest Florida regional vegetable and horticultural extension agent, John Hoblick, a retired longtime president... more »

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