BASF announce Sparks, GA site expansion

Release: RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 25, 2020 – BASF announced today the expansion of its Sparks, Georgia facility. The company invested approximately $70 million in capital improvements to produce seed treatment formulations that will…

Georgia: Not Just Peaches and Peanuts

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA—May 13, 2019—Georgia Grown, the marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, wants everyone to know that the state produces more than just peaches and peanuts. That’s why Georgia Grown…

Proposed new EPA pesticide rules are toxic, say…

ATLANTA -- Georgia agricultural leaders say a proposal by the EPA to implement a lot of new rules for handling pesticides could be toxic to the state's farms. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the new…

Farmers Wait for New Farm Bill

VALDOSTA, GA - The much awaited new farm bill is still in the processing stage as conference committee member's hash out the difference between their respective political parties. Most farmers are well aware of the…

Local Student Wins at Hog Show

VALDOSTA, GA - One hundred-sixteen students from Lowndes, Lanier, and Echols Counties exhibited hogs at the 37th annual Lowndes Area Market Hog Show on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  The exhibitors were first through twelfth grade students…

Blueberry Crops Threatened By Tiny Pests

[caption id="attachment_2722" align="alignleft" width="300"] shutterstock.com[/caption] This year's blueberry crop, Georgia's largest fruit crop, is being threatened by small but destructive flies. The spotted wing drosophila, a fly that originated in Japan, can penetrate and lay…