The Local Vendors Coalition, or LVC, works to match up small local farmers with markets for their products. The Monitor’s Ray D’Alessio introduces us to the Coalition’s founder and shows how the program benefits producers, retailers and consumers.
Georgia ag producers are using online technology to keep consumers informed, and in some cases, to promote agritourism. For many, it’s gone from a hobby to a necessary marketing tool. The Monitor’s Kenny Burgamy explains.
Georgia beef cattle producers have been enjoying higher prices in recent years. But as all farmers are all aware… high prices don’t stay around forever. The Monitor’s Mark Wildman has an update on cattle prices and what the economists are saying about the Georgia market.
Producers have spent the past few weeks harvesting row crops across the state. Conditions vary by location and from crop to crop, but soybean growers say their yields have been very good. The Monitor’s Kenny Burgamy takes a look at the harvest in Southwest Georgia,
Agriculture is an ever-changing industry. That's the reason thousands of fruit and vegetable producers from around the Southeast gather in Savannah each year to hear about the latest research and check out the newest technology. Damon Jones reports from the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference.
Georgia Timber producers are busy replanting trees this time of year. Many private forestland owners depend on farms like Bell Farms in Evans County to raise pine seedlings that will grow Georgia's timber industry and the State's economy. The Monitor's Mark Wildman visited the tree farm and has this report.
Georgia peanut producers are out in the fields harvesting their 2014 crop. The Monitor’s Mark Wildman paid a visit to one Tift County peanut farmer who is excited about the harvest season, but realizes farmers have seen better years.
All over Georgia, producers depend on irrigation to grow healthy abundant crops. At UGA's Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla, studies are underway to help find better more efficient ways for producers to irrigate their crops. The Monitor’s Mark Wildman recently attended a field day at the research park and he has this report.
Researchers at the Southwest Georgia Research and Education Center in Plains work with the major row crops grown by Georgia producers. Recently, farmers had an opportunity to see what’s being done to help improve the state’s cotton, soybeans and peanut crops. The Monitor’s Mark Wildman has the report.
Georgia hay producers strive to provide the industry with high quality hay so livestock can thrive, but there are many factors that go into growing quality forage. The Monitor’s Mark Wildman recently visited with one Tift County hay producer and he has this report.