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Registration opens for Georgia ag labor forum

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s labor seminar returns this year but at a different time of the year. The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum is scheduled for Aug. 20-21 and returns to Tifton,... more »

Georgia association weighs in on H-2A rules, farm bill

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is weighing in on the Department of Labor’s H-2A rules and the proposed 2024 farm bill. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules further threaten the viability... more »

Georgia strawberry growers battling fungus

Many strawberry sites in Georgia are now suffering substantial plant mortality as the season progresses. Losses are not uniform, and some sites look pretty good. But unfortunately, many do not. If diseases continue to increase,... more »

Georgia blueberry growers extend assessment

Georgia blueberry growers have approved extending their state's blueberry assessment. As a result of the vote, the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Blueberries will continue for another three years. On April 24, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner... more »

Onion, watermelon veteran joins G&R Farms

Vidalia onion and pecan grower G&R Farms has added Rawls Neville as sales manager. Neville joined the third generation Glennville, Georgia, grower on April 1. Neville began his career... more »

Georgia growers reject wine & grape marketing order

The Peach State’s wine producers have again failed to approve a new marketing order. Only 39% voted in favor of passage, falling short of the required two-thirds needed for passage, according to an April 5... more »

Mr. Peach, labor advocate recognized

Lawton Pearson, owner of Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia, was honored as 2024’s Mr. Peach at a Jan. 6 awards breakfast at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Pearson’s ancestors... more »

U.S. Sen. Ossoff presses USDA for H-2A wage info

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is launching an inquiry into how the USDA conducts its Farm Labor Survey in Georgia. Ossoff, D-Georgia, launched an inquiry with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) asking for more transparency... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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