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UGA Water Efficiency Team Dedicated to Helping Producers

Midville, GA No matter if it’s corn, cotton, or peanuts, the one thing each of these Georgia staples need is sufficient water during growing season, and with rainfall being so unpredictable during the summer, farmers must rely on irrigation to …

Hay Stocks/State Forages Struggling

Tifton, GA Spring has officially sprung here in Georgia which means hay fields and pastures across the state will be starting to flourish – signaling a new production year for forage producers. It’s no doubt a sight they’re excited to …

Georgia Cattlemen Gather for Annual Convention

Columbus, GA Recently in Columbus, Georgia Cattlemen gathered for their annual convention – a time that allows them the chance to fellowship, see the latest and greatest equipment and technology, and hear updates on what’s happening in the industry. “We …

2023 Net Farm Income to Decline Nearly 16 Percent

Tifton, GA Despite all of the challenges endured by farmers in 2022 from labor shortages to rising input costs, they were rewarded with net farm income reaching record levels. However, that might be short lived as early projections for 2023 …

Advocacy in Action for GFB Presidents’ Trip to Nation’s Capitol

Washington, D.C. For the first time in three years, Georgia Farm Bureau legislative staff, Directors, and County Presidents made the trip to Washington to advocate for the ag industry – something GFB President, Tom McCall says is vitally important, especially …

Master Chef Also a County Farm Bureau Leader

Winston, GA They say you should never judge a book by its cover. Well, Cam Floyd, who is Chairman of the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee for Douglas County, is one of those books. His cover, the …

Georgia Sheep Dog Heroically Saves Flock From a Dozen Coyotes

Decatur, GA In the days leading up to November 4th, something wasn’t right. I guess you could say it was the calm before the storm. Except, there was nothing calm about them. No, in fact, they were very active. “The …

UGA Researchers Look To The Future with Vertical Farming

Athens, GA As the old saying goes, they’re not making more land, and with the world’s population set to cross the eight billion mark this year, finding innovative ways to produce food in limited spaces has now become a priority. …

Wine & Grape Producers Discuss Assessment Vote

Ellijay, GA Recently in Ellijay, wine producers from across the state gathered for their annual meeting – a time of fellowship, learning, and business. This year, growers were able to learn about and discuss a ten cent per liter assessment …