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Georgia growers join coalition suing DOL over H-2A

Georgia growers have joined a lawsuit against the Department of Labor to persuade the agency to change proposed H-2A rules. The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) added itself to a coalition of produce... more »

Buck Shuman, Vidalia onion pioneer, remembered

The Vidalia onion industry is remembering and celebrating “the remarkable life and enduring legacy” of Benny DeTroy Shuman Jr.,  an early Vidalia onion grower. Affectionately known to many as "Buck," Shuman died May 31 at... more »

GFVGA begins industry partnership organization

Seeking to bolster industry support, the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) has launched the Partnership for Growth Program. The Partnership for Growth Program provides GFVGA industry champions the opportunity to support the work... more »

Trade mission to Vietnam: USDA recruits US exporters

The USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service is seeking applications from current and potential U.S. exporters interested in participating in a trade mission to Vietnam. Scheduled for September 9-13, 2024, the mission will include various events in... more »

Machine-harvestable tomatoes available from UF/IFAS

Ever since Florida farmers have been growing tomatoes, they’ve picked them by hand or hired laborers. It’s painstaking work that might be made easier soon with machine-harvestable tomatoes developed by University of Florida scientists. Now... more »

Georgia ag labor forum registration opens

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s labor seminar returns this year but at a different time of the year. The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum is scheduled for Aug. 20-21 and returns to Tifton,... more »

GFVGA comments on H-2A changes, farm bill

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is commenting on the Department of Labor’s H-2A rules and the 2024 farm bill legislation. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules further threaten the viability of... more »

UGA finds healthy school lunches benefit children’s health

School lunches have come a long way from square pizza and fish sticks, and students across the board are benefiting from improved nutritional standards in the cafeteria. A new study from the University of Georgia... more »

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