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Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers; Caterpillar Closing Plants

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Deere will lay off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as the agricultural equipment maker continues its adjustment to demand for its products.In the same... Full Story

Unmanned aerial vehicles are flying to the farm

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists on the other side of the globe, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields. Full Story

Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say.... Full Story

Bitter Court Feud over Sweet Vidalia Onions

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned... Full Story

Georgia Blueberry Knocks Peach Off Top Of Fruit Pile

posted on July 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — What is the most valuable fruit crop produced in the Peach State? This is not a trick question, but you may want to pause a second before answering. Ready? It's the blueberry. Georgia is famous as a major producer of the... Full Story

Georgia Cutting Funding For Farming Visa Workers

posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Farmers around the country have long claimed the federal guest worker program is difficult to use and doesn't provide workers when they need them. Full Story

Georgia Conducting Food Inspections Based on Risk

posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Previously, Georgia food inspectors aimed to inspect each food manufacturing facility once every six months. Full Story

Documents show questions raised about failed plant

posted on September 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Government officials who approved financing for a failed south Georgia ethanol fuel plant that cost taxpayers at least $75 million did so despite repeated warnings and strong opposition by some of the federal overseers who reviewed the projected. Full Story

Pecan thief case is a tough one to crack

posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM

It may sound completely nuts, but Georgia farmers say they're busy guarding against a proliferation of pecan thieves. Full Story

Judge Blocks Parts of Georgia Immigration Law

posted on July 1, 2011 at 1:07 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked parts of Georgia's strict new law targeting illegal immigration from taking effect, including a provision that authorizes police to check the immigration status of suspects without... Full Story

Georgia Puts Probationers to Work Harvesting Crops

posted on June 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM

LESLIE, Ga (AP) -- It's 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in south Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided they're calling it quits - exactly as crew leader... Full Story

Immigration Crackdown Worries Vidalia Onion County

posted on May 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM

LYONS, Ga (AP) -- Signs point to an exodus in Vidalia onion country. Full Story

Georgia Governor Says He Will Sign Immigration Bill

posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov Nathan Deal says he'll sign a tough immigration measure passed by the Georgia Legislature that includes elements similar to a contentious law enacted in Arizona last year. Full Story

Southern Farmers Seek Drought Relief

posted on December 14, 2007 at 8:12 PM

(AP) Congress plans to extend a disaster relief deadline so farmers hit by drought this year can get cash assistance to offset losses, Democratic lawmakers said. Full Story

Corps to Ease Georgia Water Crunch as Governors Negotiate Drought

posted on November 9, 2007 at 8:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a plan brokered by the Bush administration, the Army Corps of Engineers would hold back more water in Georgia lakes as the governors of drought-stricken Georgia, Florida and Alabama work toward a water-sharing agreement. Full Story
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