Southeast

Researchers identify the genetic underpinnings of modern tomato

It’s summer, and Georgia gardeners are anxiously awaiting their first tomato harvest. Just in time for those first tomato sandwiches, researchers at the University of Georgia have helped unlock the mystery of what separates today’s... more »

Dallas Fresh Food Association, Robinson Fresh donate salad bar to school

The Dallas Fresh Food Association hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 21, 2019, to donate a salad bar to Faith Family Academy-Oak Cliff, a local school in Dallas. The salad bar will ensure the students... more »

University of Georgia study on USMCA disputed by Sonny Perdue

United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has written the following op-ed to voice displeasure with a recent University of Georgia study that found the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement would cost some Georgia vegetable... more »

AppHarvest secures $82 million to build eastern Kentucky greenhouse

AppHarvest said May 21 it has closed an $82 million deal with Equilibrium Capital to build the company’s 60-acre greenhouse in Morehead, Kentucky. In addition, ValueAct Spring Fund has led the company’s Series A, with... more »

UGA vegetable scientist recommends organic mulches for weed control

If they start now, Georgia organic farmers can use mulch and cultivation to manage young weeds, according to Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, vegetable scientist on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. If weeds are not controlled... more »

Georgia, Florida agriculture continues to be hampered by Hurricane Michael

On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall... more »

Georgia assesses impact of USMCA on small fruit, vegetable industry

The University of Georgia (UGA) recently released a Policy Brief on The Economic Impact of the United States Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Georgia's Small Fruit and Vegetable Industries. Click here to view the full report.... more »

Florida Watermelon Association commits $100,000 for research

In March 2019, the Board of Directors of the Florida Watermelon Association (FWA) approved $100,000 to designate toward a research fund, supporting grant initiatives that will focus on research and development within the industry. “Florida... more »


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