Agriculture is the largest industry in the country and the pulse of the economy can generally be gauged by how well the industry is functioning.
Georgia's weather is funny, and it does not take long for it to change on a dime. Spring was cool and wet, and now we are hot and humid.
Soybeans in Hall County have gained back some popularity by farmers as prices have stayed firm at decent levels. I guess over the past four or five years, soybean acreage has increased by three- or fourfold.
Not too many animals in the world get quite the same emotional response as snakes when they are found in the woods or around the house. People have been repulsed by and attracted to snakes ever since the dawn of time.
U.S. broiler meat production is forecast to total 38.9 billion pounds in 2014, up 2.9 percent from 2013, according to the "Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook" report from USDA's Economic Research Service.
This spring has been wet and cool. It always amazes me how different one spring from the next can vary so much.
Growing up in Georgia, everyone loves muscadines and blackberries, but here lately blueberries have taken the front seat and have really become the bright shining star of Georgia's small fruit.
Just the other day I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape overall. However, things can change and it is worth keeping an eye on the tree to see if it becomes infected.
Georgia's wildly fluctuating temperatures in this year's first four months played havoc on the state's signature onion crop.
Storm water is something we don't think too much about on a day-to-day basis. We usually only think about it during a huge thunderstorm as we're traveling down Green Street and want it to be carried off the road, making it easier to get in or out of town. Or we are reminded of the drainage problem at our homes, which are all too forgotten when the weather is good. But something can be done ...
Expanded trade opportunities have opened up for many U.S. industries, including the poultry industry in Georgia.
If the warm temperatures and abundance of azalea blooms were not enough to clue you in that spring is here, the itchy eyes and sinus pressure definitely have done so.
What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.
Shoppers paid slightly more for food at the grocery store at the beginning of 2013. Higher retail prices for meat items such as sliced deli ham, boneless chicken breasts and ground chuck, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation's first Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $51.54, up $1 ...
Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know you can recycle in your lawn?
During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.
This is especially true for producers in South Georgia. We still have some cotton grown in North Georgia in counties such as Oconee, Bartow, Gordon and Floyd.
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