Southeast

Commodity commissions in Georgia appoint producers

Ex officio members of the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions met June 30 to make appointments to several of the commissions.  The following appointments were approved: Andy Futch and John Reece, both of Gilmer County, were... more »

Strawberry growers in Arkansas can attend pre-plant meeting

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Mid-American Strawberry Growers Association are hosting a strawberry pre-plant meeting on July 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CST. The meeting will be held at the Don... more »

Organic agriculture research gaining traction in Georgia

The hot, humid climate in the Southeast lends itself to nearly year-round insect, weed and disease pressure, and growing is especially tough if you’re an organic farmer. Chemical inputs are limited in organic production, requiring... more »

$500,000 Urban and Community Farming Pilot Program announced in Florida

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy announced July 2 the establishment of the Florida Urban and Community Farming Pilot Program. This program makes available support for... more »

South Georgia migrant farm workers get physical therapy from students

On a hot South Georgia summer night, farmworkers line up across the grass at an outdoor clinic waiting area. The workers are waiting for a few minutes of individual care from third-year Doctor of Physical... more »

Presence in Tennessee and Southeast US boosted as Valley Produce joins FreshEdge

Valley Produce, a distributor of fresh produce and specialty products, has joined FreshEdge, a family of produce and specialty food companies backed by Rotunda Capital Partners. The addition further diversifies the group’s combined customer base,... more »

Webinar set in Georgia on ‘Precision Ag and Technology in the Produce Industry’

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association's July webinar, "Precision Ag and Technology in the Produce Industry," will be held virtually on July 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Hosted by Beth Oleson of the Georgia Fruit... more »

Plasticulture producers in NC eligible for hurricane disaster relief program

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received a $79.6 million USDA block grant to assist producers and woodland owners in 90 counties who suffered losses in 2018-2019 from Hurricanes Florence, Michael... more »

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