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  • Produce Market Sours on Florida, Georgia Farmers
    By Clint Thompson One of the largest produce farmers in Georgia is nervous about the impact the coronavirus impact is having on produce farmers in the Southeast. Bill Brim, part owner of Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton, Georgia, is in the middle of harvesting some of his fruits and vegetables and has already seen a […]
  • Fried, Ag Associations Urge USDA to Act Quickly on COVID-19 aid
    The CARES Act, a $2 trillion federal stimulus bill, was signed into law March 27 to aid American businesses and citizens who have been severely affected by COVID-19. A $9.5 billion allocation was set aside for American farmers, and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried is asking the USDA to act immediately in getting them […]
  • Congressman Scott: Apply Today for Paycheck Protection Program
    By Clint Thompson The Paycheck Protection Program might be an option for farmers to consider, but Congressman Austin Scott implores those interested to apply today. The recently passed $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is intended to provide financial relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, includes $350 billion for the Paycheck […]
  • Alabama Extension Specialist Cautiously Optimistic About Peach Crop
    By Clint Thompson Peach season is less than two months away for Alabama and Georgia growers and Edgar Vinson, assistant research professor and Extension specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Auburn University, is encouraged by this year’s crop despite a very mild winter. “I’m cautiously optimistic. I do think we got more chilling than […]