Southeast

2021 On-Farm Research Grants announced by Southern SARE

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has announced the funded projects for the 2021 On-Farm Grant Program. Southern SARE has long supported farmers in their efforts to develop new and innovative sustainable agriculture... more »

Collaboration, networking for women in ag touted by SC Women’s Agriculture Network

Clemson University’s Cooperative Extension aims to support women in agriculture through the S.C. Women’s Agriculture Network (S.C. WAgN). Women comprise more than 14 percent of total producers and are taking a more active role in... more »

Georgia blueberry growers to vote on continuation of assessment

Georgia’s blueberry producers can vote until March 30 on the continuation of the Georgia Commission Blueberry Marketing Order. This allows for the assessment of blueberries produced in Georgia. Growers who annually produce and market 2,000... more »

Southeast ag industry’s increased compliance goal of labor division

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is currently engaged in an education and enforcement initiative to increase compliance with federal labor laws in the Southeast’s agricultural industry. In addition to enforcement activity,... more »

UGA Extension, SBDC to host ag marketing webinar series

Farmers and agricultural producers have faced numerous challenges in recent years, affecting the day-to-day tasks of running their operations. Add in a global pandemic and a push toward direct-to-consumer sales, and sustaining an agribusiness can... more »

Georgia’s agriculture weathering the storms – with UGA support

It’s been a rough three years for Georgia pecan farmers, whose cash crop has been battered by a hurricane, a fungal tree disease, and a global pandemic – all in relatively rapid succession. But many... more »

Federal aid granted to Florida growers following devastation Eta

A disaster declaration has been issued for Florida after damage left in the wake of Eta,  a major Category 4 hurricane. The storm was projected to cause at least $85 million in crop losses, especially... more »

Blue light to increase blueberry quality, fight disease studied by UGA

The COVID-19 crisis has put supply chain issues at the forefront of food production and packaging concerns. Researchers at the University of Georgia investigated a potential solution for extending the shelf life of blueberries by... more »

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