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Rep. Sanford Bishop gets Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Georgia Farm Bureau on Aug. 4 presented Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Georgia, with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members... more »

North Carolina SweetPotato Commission names Michelle Grainger executive director

The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. today announced that Michelle L. Grainger has joined the commission as executive director. With over 20 years of management experience to draw... more »

UF/IFAS engineer earns national honor for work in micro-irrigation

With his compact-bed geometry design, Sanjay Shukla has helped growers around the world save on water, fertilizer and money. In Shukla’s design, taller, narrow beds of soil replace shorter, wider ones. Current beds tend to... more »

Sunbelt Ag Expo suspends plans for its 43rd annual show

North America’s premier farm show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, has provided a venue for the agricultural industry to conduct business for 42 years. For the first time, since its beginnings in 1978, the gates at... more »

Mississippi farm provides support for healthy food in inner city

Meet Cindy Ayers-Elliott of Foot Print Farms in Jackson, Mississippi. Located in the heart of West Jackson, Foot Print Farms has been a catalyst for healthy food in the inner city, seeking to give access... more »

Ag workers in North Carolina to get delivery of personal protection equipment

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) said July 21 it is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks among the agricultural workforce, delivering critical personal protection equipment for... more »

Lipman Family Farms to showcase fresh-cut line at PMA Foodservice

As the need for reliable supply grows across the foodservice industry, Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms will highlight their new line of fresh-cut green beans this week at PMA Foodservice: Delivered. Resilient to shifts in... more »

Genes found that allow bacteria to resist onion’s natural defenses

After years of building and analyzing sample collections, plant pathologists at the University of Georgia have identified the genes that allow a type of bacteria that causes onion center rot to resist onions’ natural defenses... more »


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