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'Topsy-turvy' weather adds challenges for growers

05/23/2014 11:50:58 AM

North Carolina had a wet, cold winter that extended into early spring so fresh produce is running... Read more.


Georgia blueberry tour educates bloggers, dieticians

05/21/2014 7:36:30 PM

ALMA, Ga. — A group of dieticians and food bloggers received a first-hand look at how the U.S.... Watch Video.


USDA to offer crop insurance to specialty crop, organic producers

05/21/2014 12:21:49 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin a pilot crop insurance program for organic and specialty... Read more.



Georgia peaches starting late

05/21/2014 12:37:25 PM

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Georgia’s peaches are running late and volume is considerably lower than... Watch Video.


University of Georgia lab tests Vidalia onions for sweetness

05/19/2014 1:57:17 PM

University of Georgia's Crop Quality Lab technicians have a job that brings tears to their eyes—they... Read more.


North Carolina peach growers OK assessment

05/19/2014 12:29:16 PM

North Carolina’s peach growers have approved an assessment to fund marketing and research programs to... Read more.


2013 organic sales continued at a brisk pace

05/15/2014 10:41:09 AM

Although organics still remain a small portion of overall food sales, they grew by 12 percent in 2013,... Read more.



Survey: Honeybee colonies fared better this winter

05/15/2014 10:14:02 AM

Honeybee deaths decreased about 7 percent during the 2013-14 winter from the previous winter, according... Read more.


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