Officials with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences said Tuesday that some segments of agriculture in the state will face challenges in the year ahead while higher market prices for some commodities will be offset by higher production costs.
"This is probably the most uncertain time in agriculture I've ever seen," said Scott Angle, dean of the UGA ag school. "The changes that are going on right now are unprecedented."
Question: I recently received a gift of beautiful purple, planted mums. But I don't know how to care for them. How much sunlight do they need? How big do they get? Can I transplant? Outdoor or indoor? Watering? I live in northern Georgia.
There was a feast in Georgia's Oconee National Forest last year. Southern pine beetles were munching away on weak, old trees. And the drought may have issued the invitation to dinner, a University of Georgia expert says.
NEW YORK - The nation's retailers had a robust start to the holiday shopping season, according to results announced Saturday by a national research group that tracks sales at retail outlets across the country.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reeves International Inc., of Pequannock, N.J., announced a voluntary recall of 36,000 Christmas ornaments made in China that contain lead. Consumers should immediately stop using these ornaments and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact Reeves International Inc. for a refund or exchange.