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UGA helps farmers, rural communities deal with stress

From forces of nature to inflation, stressors have an outsized impact on farmers and families. Producers depend on University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension agents for research-based advice to improve production practices. Now, UGA Extension... more »

Report: flooding fields help farmers, wildlife

Mississippi Delta farmers may reap the benefits for flooding their fields during the fall and winter. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are studying the practice of managed flooding to create temporary... more »

Lettuce fed to starving Cape Canaveral manatees

Florida manatees are again dining on lettuce as part of a push to slow the starvation deaths of the threatened aquatic species. An experimental feeding program at a warm-water power plant near Cape Canaveral is... more »

Farmers of the Year winners contribute to communities

The 10 growers honored in the 2022 Swisher/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program represented their respective states and took the opportunity provided by Syngenta to donate to organizations that mean a lot to... more »

Georgia growers group supports ag labor bill

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is commending a U.S. Senate ag labor bill. The Affordable and Secure Food Act of 2022 aims to provide reliable, legal farm labor, lower food prices for... more »

GFVGA calls on members to contact congress about H-2A

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) has issued a call to action on the impending H-2A wage increase. On Dec. 7, the LaGrange, Georgia, growers group urged its members to support the organization’s... more »

 UF AI center to push boundaries of ag research

The scientist called the grower with a proposition: Let me fly a drone over your grove and you’ll be able to see how many trees you have, and even the size of individual canopies. Alex... more »

FFVA comments on rising farm labor rates

Noting expected hikes in Florida farm labor rates, the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is weighing in on how growers are being affected by rising labor costs. Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released... more »

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