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Duda Farm Fresh Foods nears century of sustainability

When Andrew Duda took his first crop of celery to market in 1926, he probably wasn’t thinking of sustainability goals. But sustainable practices have kept the company he founded, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, growing produce... more »

Growers voting on continuing Georgia Vegetable Commission

Georgia vegetable growers are voting on whether to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. Voting began Feb. 1 and continues through March 2, according to a news release. The marketing order allows assessment of... more »

Georgia pursues transparency of H-2A wage hikes

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) has filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Labor (DOL) regarding wage rates for workers in the H-2A temporary visa program. New hourly... more »

Urban grower’s plots help feed neighborhood

Edwin “Craig” Thomas Jr. took his knowledge of growing vegetables, which he learned from his father, to help address food insecurity in Savannah, Georgia, in one of the oldest free Black neighborhoods in the South.... more »

Florida growers affected by Hurricane Idalia to receive assistance

Florida has launched two agricultural disaster recovery programs with more than $112 million in funding for farmers, ranchers and growers affected by Hurricane Idalia. Idalia came ashore at Keaton Beach in Taylor County in Florida's... more »

UGA leads research into silverleaf whiteflies with USDA

In 2017, an outbreak of a small, white bug — about a millimeter in size — swept through south Georgia, causing widespread damage totaling more than $150 million to the vegetable industry that year. Now... more »

Georgia Ag Forecast includes specialty crop reports

Registration for the 2024 Georgia Ag Forecast, presented by the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and UGA Cooperative Extension, is now open.   The Georgia Ag Forecast is scheduled for Jan. 26 at... more »

Florida to consider ag tax exemptions

Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture and state lawmakers are proposing to eliminate multiple taxation of agricultural production by annual local property taxes. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson, Senator Jay Collins, and Representative Danny Alvarez announced... more »

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