Category Archives: Georgia News

USDA Announces Details of Support Package for Farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue  announced July 25 further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals. In May, President Trump directed … Continue reading

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Midville field day set for August 14

The University of Georgia Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SREC) in Midville, Georgia, will host its annual field day on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and tours of the 719-acre center are set to begin … Continue reading

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USDA Awards Agricultural Trade Promotion Funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced July 19 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $100 million to 48 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify and access new export markets. … Continue reading

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UGA peanut researchers win accolades for international impact

Peanut researchers from the University of Georgia met with hundreds of peanut scientists from around the world earlier this week to discuss the international impact of peanut research and to recognize top researchers. With a “Peanuts Around the World” theme, … Continue reading

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July/August 2019 – Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The July/August 2019 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Georgia Peanut Tour set for Cordele area National Peanut Board Referendum passes Harvest Guidebook Industry awards at USA Peanut Congress Disaster Relief … Continue reading

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UGA Stripling Irrigation Research Park set to host annual field day

Water conservation is a part of the everyday work done at the University of Georgia’s Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP), where scientists are constantly developing innovative sustainable agricultural practices. Georgia farmers can see some of those methods firsthand on Thursday, … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)announced June 20 it is offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) in a joint effort between USDA’s Natural … Continue reading

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Secretary Perdue Statement on Disaster and Trade-Related Assistance

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement June 10 on disaster and trade-related assistance: “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are facing significant challenges and tough decisions on their … Continue reading

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May/June 2019 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The May/June 2019 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Frank McGill honored with Medallion of Honor from UGA College of Ag UGA Tifon Campus Celebrates 100 Years Irrigation Guidebook Peanut Leadership … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced May 23 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to … Continue reading

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