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Pecan Growers Meet for Annual Conference

TIFTON, GA – Whether you call them pecans or pee-cans, there is one thing everyone can agree on, they are a delicious, versatile nut that the state of Georgia has specialized in. The entire industry recently gathered in Tifton for …

Former Surgeon Finds New Calling After Crash

WATKINSVILLE, GA – Since the advent of time, farmers have relied heavily on their trusty knife as an important tool of the trade. From a tiny pocket knife to a custom blade it is pretty much with them at all …

School Gardens Look to Engage Students

HIRAM, GA – It’s not a sight that you see every day – kids – outside, and actually enjoying being there, but at McGarity Elementary School, and also in schools all around the state, it’s becoming a common occurrence; all …

USDA and USTR Finalize Access for U.S. Pork Exports to Argentina

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced the government of Argentina has finalized technical requirements that will allow U.S. pork to be imported into Argentina for the first time since 1992. Since the …

Retiring Ag Teacher Shares His Experiences

Doyle Floyd is one of the agriculture teachers at Bleckley County High School and has been teaching now for 31 years. He shares his love of teaching agriculture and what he is going to miss the most going into retirement. …

Plant Expansion Helps Peanut Industry

DOUGLAS, GA – With the state of Georgia accounting for nearly half the nation’s peanut production, it’s important that each aspect of the industry work in harmony. Nothing exemplifies that more than the grower-owned operation Premium Peanut, which helps farmers …

America First Policies Event Hosts Pence Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA – It was a packed house as around 500 people gathered for an America First Policies event as a few notable speakers were in attendance to talk about the success of the current administration. Georgia’s Governor Deal was …

USDA and SBA Join Forces to Help Businesses in Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the SBA to promote stronger businesses and …

Company Making Manufacturing More Efficient

DULUTH, GA – Robots, virtual reality, smart glasses. This is some of the technology being used today to make factories so efficient as manufacturing jobs have now become more advanced than ever. It’s a far cry from the setting many …