Southeast

Ag-Mart Produce ceases Florida tomato production

Florida tomato grower Ag-Mart Produce is ceasing domestic farming of its signature grape tomatoes, citing below-market pricing on imports. The company, which operates as Santa Sweets, reported its plans in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining... more »

G&R Farms’ Pam Dasher, Vidalia onion pioneer, dies

Pam Durrence Dasher, a third-generation Vidalia sweet onion grower and co-owner of G&R Farms in southeast Georgia, has died. She was 79. Dasher died on July 24. Funeral services... more »

Stokes Seeds and Planttape partner on seeds, transplanting system

A seed company and a provider of an automated transplanting system are joining forces to better serve their grower customers. Stokes Seeds has entered into a partnership with PlantTape to become the recommended seed supplier... more »

Vidalia Onion Committee pairs with Certified Angus Beef

The Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) is partnering with Certified Angus Beef for a social media content series aimed at helping at-home chefs level-up their grilling. Launching this summer, Vidalia onion fans and Certified Angus Beef... more »

Farmworker groups, others sue Florida over SB 1718 immigration bill

Farmworker and legal organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 1718. The groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant... more »

UF disease, water info help Florida watermelon growers’ bumper crop

Excellent crop care including disease management and extended water and nutrient programs from University of Florida Extension personnel are important in helping Florida growers supply the watermelons that many Americans enjoy during the heat of... more »

Groups plan legal challenge to new Florida immigration law

A group of civil rights organizations plan to challenge Florida’s new immigration law that specialty crop growers say severely threatens their ability to hire a workforce. The law, Senate Bill 1718, went into effect July... more »

After March freeze, Georgia, Southeast counties declared disaster areas

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared 18 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. The disaster declaration follows March freezes that damaged Georgia’s peach and pecan crops and other crops. Growers in North... more »

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