Avian Influenza found in GA backyard flock

ATLANTA - A Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been confirmed in a backyark after a report of sick birds. Release: The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant…

Georgia wine producers vote against marketing order

Georgia wine producers voted against implementing a marketing order that would create an assessment on all taxable wine produced by licensed Georgia wineries. Release: Georgia wine producers voted against implementing a marketing order that would…

2022 Vidalia onion season official pack date announced

The GDA along with the Vidalia Onion Committee announces the official pack date which will start the 2022 Vidalia onion season. Release: Mark your calendars, Vidalia® onion lovers, because America’s favorite sweet onion is set…

Local large, small farmers of the year named…

Release: Agriculture is Georgia’s number one industry and on Thursday, December 9, the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners, Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce and the Lowndes County Extension Office held a local farmer appreciation breakfast…

Vidalia Onion Committee to Ship Product April 16th

ATLANTA, Ga.— Due to their short production season, hand-cultivated Vidalia onions only shelf fresh for brief time near the beginning of spring each year. This year's ship date, as announced by the Georgia Department of…

GDA Online “Hay Exchange Program” Now Available

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has launched an online Hay Exchange program. The online service connects farmers searching for hay to those who have hay available. "This summer Georgia farmers have been impacted by…