Georgia Grown Continues to Gain Ground

Tacy Callies Georgia, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Grown program continues to expand every year and highlights products grown in the state, like blueberries, pecans, milk and Vidalia onions. Its presence at events throughout the year, like the Sunbelt Ag Expo, allows the Georgia Department of Agriculture to showcase Georgia grown products, which help make agriculture the No. 1 industry in the state. …


Ag Groups Respond to Senate Passage of USMCA

Dan Cooper Industry News Release, Trade

Yesterday we were talking about how many agricultural groups were pleased with the signing of the phase-one trade agreement between the U.S. and China. Well, the trade news continues, as today we are talking about the fact the U.S. Senate has passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 89-10. Many agricultural groups also cheered that news. Secretary Perdue …

Advice for Drone Use in Agriculture

Ashley Robinson innovation, Technology, Top Posts

By Ashley Robinson Researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA) are studying new ways to help growers analyze their crops with the help of drone technologies. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are an emerging technology that a variety of companies and industries, including agriculture, are using to analyze various factors. Simerjeet Virk, research engineer at the UGA Tifton campus, …

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Ag Groups Respond to Phase One Trade Deal Signing

Dan Cooper Industry News Release, Trade

Secretary Perdue: China Phase I Deal is a Bonanza for American Agriculture U.S. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the historic Phase One Trade Agreement between the United States and China: “This agreement is proof President Trump’s negotiating strategy is working. While it took China a long time to realize President Trump was serious, …

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Phase One Trade Deal Signing: ‘Momentous Day for U.S. Agriculture’

Dan Cooper Top Posts, Trade

President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the phase one trade deal between the two countries in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday morning. The agreement comes after more than 18 months of imbittered trade relations between the United States and China, creating a significant strain on the agricultural industry. “This is a very …


Fried on USTR Commitments to Seasonal Produce Protections

Dan Cooper Florida, Industry News Release, Vegetables

(FDACS) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement regarding formal commitments recently made by U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to protect American seasonal produce growers from unfair trade practices harming the industry: “While discouraging that the USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement) and its implementing legislation lacked protections for our seasonal producers, I thank Ambassador Lighthizer for his formal commitments to …

Protecting Peaches From Scale and Borers

Ashley Robinson Peaches, Top Posts, VSCNews magazine

By Ali Sarkhosh This time of the year, during winter pruning and tree topping/hedging, you will probably see tiny white insects on peach tree limbs and branches. In most cases, these insects are scales, which cause branches to die back. If not treated, tree death can eventually occur. SCALE CONTROL Scales, normally white peach and/or San Jose scale, are serious …


E-Verify Divides Republican Leaders as Florida Legislative Session Starts

Dan Cooper Florida, Industry News Release, Labor, Legislative

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push for a politically charged immigration proposal has begun to expose a clash between Republicans as this year’s legislative session starts. The governor kicked off the session Tuesday by reminding lawmakers about one of his top priorities: a proposed mandate for all Florida employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify system to check new hires …