For farmers, the decision to start exporting produce can be daunting or even confusing.
Nothing says Christmas like poinsettias.
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.
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.
You may not realize it, but Georgia leads the nation in pecan production with 144,000 acres in production. Over the past few years a growing demand and popularity of the nut has prompted growers to plant more acres, which would increase production by about 50 percent by 2020.
Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.
A week ago, I was attending the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Council monthly meeting. We were all updated on the great things that are happening in Hall County. Expansions, new jobs and optimism are setting Hall County on a course of economic growth that tops most areas in the nation.
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