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Cotton price recovery looking for new support level

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.

December 04, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Properly winterizing, storing gardening tools

It seems the leaves are never going to fall this year, so many of us are still using our lawn mowers and leaf blowers. However, soon enough all of this will come to an end as winter sets in. Then, we can put our mowers and leaf blowers away until the spring.

November 22, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Three-day training on cattle reproduction set for January

Artificially inseminating cattle has been done by the dairy industry for a while now, but it is relatively new in the beef industry.

November 20, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Spiders weave their webs all across North Georgia

I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable.

November 08, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: State considers establishing cattle commodity commission

Cattlemen in Georgia are working to organize a state commodity commission for beef, a step other states are considering as well.

November 06, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Autumn brings colors to leaves in Georgia trees

For Hall County, autumn is one of the greatest times of year.

October 25, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: University of Georgia Cooperative Extension hosts tax schools

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension from the College of Agriculture is hosting a series of income tax courses for tax return preparers.

October 23, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Test soil to prep for spring

So the garden has stopped producing and you think there is not much to do in the garden this time of year.

October 11, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Farm City Week breakfast to highlight impact of agriculture

American farmers and ranchers literally help feed the world by producing a bounty of agricultural products.

October 09, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Diverse trees fill Linwood Preserve

The City of Gainesville is very lucky to be flanked by Lake Lanier. The lake is a great source of entertainment and its tranquility has a calming effect for many. In a year like this one, it has been a great foundation to the summertime economy of the county and region as well.

September 27, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Solar power attracts agribusiness to help grow power grid

It seems no matter where you are in Georgia, solar power is getting more popular. I was recently with co-workers in Habersham County and we took a look at a farm where solar panels had been installed. It was a great operation, and the farmer seemed well pleased with his investment.

September 25, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Invest in winter cover crops for next summer

True gardeners are planners. They always look ahead to next season on what to plant, where to plant and what to do differently.

September 13, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Area agricultural producers showcase interwoven industry

Agriculture in Georgia is a complicated and interwoven industry. When one segment is affected by a downturn, another segment typically is quick to follow. But the same is true when positive changes occur.

September 12, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Use native plants in landscape this fall

The choices of plants for the garden are endless. It seems these days you can get almost anything you would want to plant in your landscape.

August 30, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Aquaculture raises fish to feed hungry market

Pat Duncan's eyes light up when she talks about the graceful simplicity of an aquaponics system.

July 17, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


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Planting a tree with care increases chance of survival

For gardeners, there is nothing better than putting new plants into a landscape. The end product is eye-appealing and rewards you with the beauty of nature.

September 26, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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