Fraser firs top the list of favorite Christmas tree varieties, but almost all the Fraser firs sold in Georgia come from North Carolina.
For farmers, the decision to start exporting produce can be daunting or even confusing. The University of Georgia's 2013 Farm to Port Ag Forecast economic outlook series will feature local producers and businesspeople who will share how they broke into the export market and the benefits they've seen since making the leap. "As we continue to move toward a global economy, there are new opportunities overseas and across our borders that can provide a positive ...
Nothing says Christmas like poinsettias. Poinsettias are actually native to Mexico and can be seen growing in the wild of their native land. The plant made its way to the United States when Joel Poinesett, the first United States ambassador, sent some cuttings back home to South Carolina. There, the climate was just warm enough to allow the plants to survive. Poinsettias naturally bloom in Mexico in the late fall through early winter, but in ...
It is during this time of year that everyone is busy buying gifts for loved ones and friends, going to Christmas parties and enjoying the magic of the holiday season.
The state Department of Agriculture has begun taking applications for the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption.
Pruning woody plants is one of the most important things that you can do for maintaining your landscape trees and shrubs. Pruning involves a combination of art and science - art in making the pruning cuts properly, and science in knowing how and when to prune for the overall health of the plant.
One of the best childhood memories I can remember was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.
The livestock industry made up of a coalition of livestock associations expressed disappointment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision not to waive a federal law that requires corn to be used for ethanol production.
Fall is the time when insects looking for a nice place to overwinter may enter homes and buildings from the surrounding landscape. Common invaders in Georgia include boxelder bugs, lady beetles, spiders, millipedes and now kudzu bugs.
The change in daylight and temperatures means the planting season for "spring flowering" bulbs will soon be drawing to a close. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees F, usually October to early November.
There are a couple of news stories about commodities that have an impact on Georgia agriculture, the state's largest industry, that I want to share with you this week.
Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it into your attic.
I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable as of late. If you ride down the road on your way to work or school, look at the power lines. You will see dew-covered spider webs strung between the lines. You probably encountered a web in the face as you walked out your front door this week as well. That is a great way to wake up, isn't it? Between now and ...
Chicken has done something that most cattlemen thought was not possible: Americans are eating more chicken now than ever before.
Putting plants in the ground is something I think we have all done in our lives. Most people get a sense of satisfaction by taking a bare flower bed or yard and adding trees, flowers and shrubs.
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.
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