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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Agriculture

Finding Healthy, Local Food

June 17, 2013

Linking farmers and consumers, Georgia Grown makes it simple for families to buy local foods.

Food Recalls: What You Need to Know

March 13, 2013

"FOOD RECALL" — two words with immediate consequences. Every day, food products are recalled for a variety of reasons.

Georgia Ag Forecast Meetings Start This Week

January 22, 2013

Starting this Friday, University of Georgia agronomists and economists will meet with farmers to discuss this year's outlook for the growing season.

Applying for the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption

December 31, 2012

Launching tomorrow, the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption (GATE) program will help farmers apply for all tax exemptions, including the new ones on equipment purchase and energy use.

Understanding & Curbing the Effects of Drought

October 10, 2012

As the cool, crisp season of fall settles across the state with its vibrant color collages, it’s hard to reminisce over a summer filled with images of drought across the United States. Pictures of damaged crops and withering fields flashed across our television screens, as many people wondered, “What is a drought?” or “When will it end?”

Record Peanut Crop Predicted for 2012

August 27, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has anticipated this year’s peanut growth in Georgia will not only be better than 2011, but could break records, despite the summer’s drought and increased fuel and fertilizer costs.

Georgia Farmer’s Markets Open

April 24, 2012

The month of May brings the beginning of the farmer’s market season and the ability for Georgians to buy locally grown and raised goods.

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