Vegetables en Regulators and farmers can find common ground <div class="node-body blog-body">Once upon a time, a regulatory agency together with grower groups and good science found common ground based on common sense, and a drastic blow against the viability of one of the region’s top farming sectors was averted. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Vegetables Groups & Organizations National Vegetables Farm Press Blog Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:07:00 +0000 112601 at Ga. Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association encourages next generation <div class="field-byline"> GFVGA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Encouraging younger generations of farmers to get involved in the produce industry can be a daunting task, but the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association executive board members decided it was a necessary one for the association’s operations in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Groups & Organizations Fruits Vegetables Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:52:00 +0000 112261 at (Gallery) It’s one of farming’s most complex production practices <div class="node-body gallery-body">The plastic beds shimmered in the sun as spring field prep wrapped up the second week in February at Lewis Taylor Farms in south Georgia. And here’s what it looked like.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Vegetables Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:28:00 +0000 112231 at Crop choices still troublesome among farmers at S.C. AgriBiz Expo <div class="node-body article-body">“This was the Expo’s third year, and we didn’t see any falloff in either attendance or farmer interest. The innovative side of current agriculture was well represented in our exhibits, and it gave farmers an excellent opportunity to interact and get caught up.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Tobacco Vegetables Tradeshows Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:45:00 +0000 111681 at <p>FARMERS AND OTHER guests walk through the exhibits at the South Carolina AgriBiz Expo on Jan. 15.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fruits and veggies get increased funding with new Farm Bill <div class="node-body article-body">The farm bill increased funding levels for specialty crops by 55 percent to about $4 billion over 10 years. Some of the existing programs were expanded and new programs were created.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:41:00 +0000 111541 at <p>U.S. FRUIT AND vegetable producers should benefit from increased spending for specialty crops in the latest version of the Farm Bill.&nbsp;</p> Georgia Fruit, Vegetable Growers Association rebrands food safety program <div class="node-body article-body">What was formerly known as the Georgia Good Agricultural Practices Food Safety Program, or GA GAPP, has been rebranded as Produce Food Safety Services to more clearly state the program’s mission and primary purpose. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Marketing and Promotion Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:14:00 +0000 111641 at Calculating soil fumigant buffer zones the right way <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 began to phase in new regulations for soil fumigant applications. Fumigant labels were introduced requiring stricter safety measures, including buffer zones around fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Orchard Crops Vegetables National Nematicides Vegetables Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:53:00 +0000 111631 at <p>Bill Brim, left, a Georgia vegetable grower and industry leader, speaks with Rick Keigwin, director of EPA&rsquo;s Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, shortly after Keigwin&rsquo;s presentation on fumigant buffer zone requirements at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 9 in Savannah.</p> A season that just wouldn’t end for Carolina fruits and vegetables <div class="node-body article-body">Managers at state farmers markets in North and South Carolina and an Eastern North Carolina county agent told Southeast Farm Press in early December that the fruit and vegetable marketing season got off to a slightly delayed start in the spring. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:29:00 +0000 110971 at <p class="Default">IT WAS A great year for strawberries in the Carolinas. This field near Zebulon, N.C., still had enough berries to harvest on June 20, which is late in this area.</p> <p class="Default"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> New widespread federal program to focus conservation efforts at the local level <div class="node-body article-body">Currently, more than 60,000 landowners representing 4 million acres are enrolled in U.S. conservation programs. The newly created USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program looks to accelerate that amount in the coming years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Sustainable Agriculture Regulations USDA Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000 111521 at <p>THE USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program will fund conservation programs proposed and designed by local initiatives.</p> (Gallery) Severe freeze bites Georgia cole crops <div class="node-body gallery-body">A polar vortex dropped Southern temperatures dramatically last week. In some places, like in south Georgia, temperatures crashed to 20 degrees or below with a sharp wind chill, enough to bite hard some cabbage and broccoli fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:21:00 +0000 111511 at