Georgia-grown peaches help sell other products of the state

While Georgia might be most well-known for their peaches, The Fresh Market, a leading specialty grocer, is reaching beyond the fuzzy fruit to expand its already extensive local Georgia product offerings by adding 75 new... more »

Florida, Georgia growers hope for NAFTA seasonality reforms

Specialty crop growers in Florida and Georgia are hoping for increased protection from seasonal Mexican imports. In an Aug. 8 open letter of support to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a number of trade groups... more »

A second year of loss for Georgia blueberry growers

Georgia blueberry growers’ overall losses of both highbush and rabbiteye varieties in the 2018 crop could exceed 60 percent, according to the University of Georgia Extension. This would mark the second consecutive year of significant... more »

Georgia blueberry growers vote to continue assessment

Georgia blueberry growers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of five dollars per ton of marketed blueberries for an additional three years. According to a release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, 89.74 percent of... more »

Marketing, weather, rootstock improve for Georgia peach growers

Georgia growers are planting peach trees — a sign that the industry is headed toward better times. The last two years have been difficult, with warm winters decreasing the likelihood of fruit set in the... more »

Georgia’s peach farmers hoping for colder winter

Georgia needs colder temperatures this winter to avoid a second disastrous peach season, says Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension County coordinator in Taylor and Peach counties. Last year’s mild winter contributed to Georgia’s... more »

Georgia’s dry summer aids grape harvest

Fall may be known as harvest time for peanuts, cotton and apples in Georgia, but the state's winemakers would like Georgians to start thinking about grapes when the leaves start to transition to red and... more »

Georgia Peach Council anticipates best crop in recent years

The Georgia Peach Council (GPC) announced it expects the 2016 peach season to be outstanding. Having just rounded the spring chill successfully, this year’s Georgia peach crop is shaping up to be sweeter than Peach... more »

Warm winter puts Georgia crops at risk

Georgia growers fear losses for the pecan harvest and early blooms for blueberries and peaches if temperatures don’t drop soon. Heavy rains in December drowned pecan orchards, and the warm winter weather is shortening the... more »

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