Southeast

Georgia Ag Forecast: 2021 offers opportunity for ‘rural to shine’

The pandemic has put a strain on all sectors of the economy, and the agricultural and food industries were no exception. From supply chain disruptions that led to dumping milk and crops to increased consumer... more »

A new blackberry from Arkansas: Prime-Ark Horizon

A new blackberry has been released by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture (UA), named Prime-Ark Horizon. This is the sixth public primocane-fruiting variety from the UA breeding program. Although primocane fruiting does... more »

North Carolina peach growers hold referendum Feb. 25

Peach growers across the state will have a chance to vote to renew the industry’s assessment for commercial growers during a mail-in referendum that starts Feb. 25. The assessment provides funds for research and marketing... more »

Virginia Tech launches Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture

The agricultural landscape is changing. Increased food production is needed to support the world population. Innovative efficiencies are needed throughout agriculture. Climate change scenarios suggest significant modifications in agriculture. In order to address these issues... more »

Louisiana strawberry crop coming early, looking good

Despite the recent cold snap, Louisiana strawberries are coming in at a steady clip. Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter agent Mary Helen Ferguson said the producers are off to a good start this season, with... more »

Arkansas offers online produce safety workshops to fruit, vegetable growers

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will offer online produce safety training workshops to educate fruit and vegetable producers about new rules for protecting the food supply. Two online workshops will be offered... more »

Brian Deese joins Wish Farms as director of blueberry grower relations

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Plant City, Florida-based Wish Farms, has hired Brian Deese to the role of director of blueberry grower relations. Said Deese: “Berries have always been... more »

Longtime North Carolina blackberry, muscadine grower Miles Linberger dies

Miles Ervin Lineberger, 80, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina died Jan. 3 at Atrium Cleveland in Shelby, North Carolina, after a month long battle with COVID-19. According to his obituary, Mr. Lineberger was born Jan.... more »

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