Vidalia Onion Season Outlook

Jaci Schreckengost Onion, Top Posts

With the transplanting of Vidalia onions quickly approaching, industry leaders are looking at the goals and possibilities for the season. Cliff Riner, coordinator of the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center, spoke with AgNet Media's Josh McGill at the recent 2017 Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit in New Orleans. Riner discussed the importance of getting…

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Abigail Taylor Industry News Release, Top Posts

(AgNet Media, Inc., Gainesville, November 14, 2017) — Over the past year, vegetable and specialty crop growers in the Southeast have come to rely on the VSCNews website and weekly e-newsletter for the news and research updates they need. Soon, growers in Florida, Georgia and Alabama will have another source for this valuable information. Due…

High-Tech Ag Applications on Your Horizon

Abigail Taylor Technology, Top Posts

By Kevin M. Folta An explosion of technology has changed virtually every aspect of the human experience since the turn of the millennium. While innovations are conspicuous in communication, transportation and medicine, technological tentacles have been slower to creep into agriculture. However, over the last five years, there has been a tremendous upsurge in how…

Reps. Austin Scott, Neal Dunn Press for Anti-Dumping Provisions in NAFTA

Abigail Taylor Industry News Release, NAFTA, Top Posts

In recent months, Representatives Austin Scott (GA-08) and Neal Dunn (FL-02) have led bipartisan pushes urging the Trump Administration to prioritize anti-dumping policies in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation and support remedies for Georgia, Florida and other regions of the country whose seasonal and perishable commodities have been hurt by unfair trade.…

Georgia Peach Growers Hopeful for 2018

Jaci Schreckengost Peaches, Top Posts

2017 was the fifth year in more than six decades that the Georgia peach industry experienced a devastating season. Will McGehee, a partner of Genuine Georgia Group, spoke with AgNet Media's Josh McGill at the Produce Marketing Association's 2017 Fresh Summit. "These kind of catastrophic years have happened in 1955, 1975, 1996, 2007 and now…

Ag Secretary ‘Thinking Out Loud’ About NAFTA Renegotiations

Abigail Taylor NAFTA, Top Posts, Trade

Renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will enter round five in the coming weeks. So far, it appears the talks have not moved as progressively as some would like. In an exclusive interview with AgNet Media's Josh McGill, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said he was “thinking out loud” when…

Wireworm Concerns for Florida Sweet Potato Growers

Jaci Schreckengost Sweet Potatoes, Top Posts

University of Florida (UF) researchers are studying a pest that is a concern for a crop currently expanding in north Florida. Wireworm has been causing problems for sweet potato growers in the state, said Norm Leppla, professor of entomology and program director of integrated pest management at UF. Researchers, such as Leppla, are examining how…

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Soilless Production Falls Under Organic Certification

Dan Cooper Agri-business, Industry News Release, Organic, Top Posts

By Brian German A group of proposals aimed at banning soilless production from being eligible for organic certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was recently voted down by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).  The decision came after several groups in the organic community participated in significant lobbying efforts urging the NOSB to…