Southeast

Georgia Senate recognizes farmworkers

Georgia senators passed a resolution to recognize March 25-31 as Farmworker Awareness Week. Sen. Sam Watson, co-owner of Chill C Farms, Moultrie, spoke about the importance of the 35,000 farmworkers who worked in Georgia fields... more »

Official pack date for Vidalia onions set for April 17

The start of Vidalia onion season is almost here, with the official pack date announced by the Georgia agriculture commissioner and Vidalia Onion Committee. Vidalia onion fans across the country can mark their calendars for... more »

Hurricane Ian disaster assistance available to Florida growers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited Florida production sites to survey the impact of Hurricane Ian and meet with producers affected by the storm. During the visit, the Secretary highlighted efforts by the U.S Department... more »

B&H Farms named Vidalia onion Grower of the Year

B&H Farms was named the 2022 Grower of the Year by the Vidalia Onion Committee during its annual awards banquet. "We congratulate Chase and Ben of B&H Farms for this fantastic accomplishment," Cliff Riner, chairman... more »

Bob Stafford retires from Vidalia Onion Committee

Bob Stafford has retired from the Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) after almost three decades of serving the growers of the famous sweet onion. He joined the committee as compliance officer in 1994 and became its... more »

UF research uses UV light for powdery mildew on cantaloupe

University of Florida scientists want to help farmers in Florida and across the globe to fight a common cantaloupe killer: downy mildew. Even with fungicides, producers struggle to control powdery mildew. Thanks to research at... more »

Gabriel Strickland joins Stokes Seeds’ Southeast U.S. team

Stokes Seeds, Holland, Michigan, has hired Gabriel Strickland as product development manager for the Southeast U.S. Strickland will be responsible for testing and identifying new products for introduction to the Stokes Seeds product line and... more »

G&R Farms promotes charitable promotions

G&R Farms' charitable efforts are helping the communities served by the sweet onion grower's retail store customers. In November and December, G&R partnered with regional grocery store operators throughout the U.S. to raise $8,000 in... more »

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