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GFVGA seeks nominations for ag labor award

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is seeking nominations for the Dan Bremer Service Award. The award recognizes individuals or organizations who have provided extraordinary service to the fruit and vegetable industry by... more »

Georgia growers receive USDA Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration

USDA declares Hurricane Idalia disaster area for Georgia growers Georgia growers receive USDA Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration made for Georgia pecans, produce Nearly 30 counties in southeast Georgia are eligible for... more »

Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

Southeastern Farmer of the Year award goes to Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower

Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower Steve Cobb has been named the overall winner of the Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2023. Cobb Farms, of Lake City, Arkansas, is a partnership enterprise... more »

Florida Ag Hall of Fame inductees include Gene McAvoy

Three Florida agricultural industry leaders are the newest additions to the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. Eugene “Gene” McAvoy, a longtime southwest Florida regional vegetable and horticultural extension agent, John Hoblick, a retired longtime president... more »

Florida seeks Farm Bill comments at listening sessions

These sessions have been postponed. For more information, see "Florida Farm Bill sessions postponed." Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson is leading two listening sessions to allow Florida growers and ranchers to give recommendations for... more »

Georgia destroys bee predator hornet nest

To protect the state's honeybee population, Georgia agricultural officials have detected and destroyed the nest of a yellow-legged hornet’s nest. The yellow-legged hornet feeds on a variety of insects, including honeybees. If allowed to establish... more »

Georgia counties declared Hurricane Idalia disaster areas

In response to Hurricane Idalia's damage, the federal government has approved disaster declarations for three south Georgia counties, two of which are major vegetable, berry, peach and pecan producers. Cook, Lowndes and Glynn counties received... more »

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