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  • Georgia Pecans Suffer Loss from Hurricane Irma
    After Hurricane Irma tore through Florida, it went over Georgia. Although it weakened to tropical storm status by the time it hit the state, its strong winds and tremendous rainfall harmed Georgia crops, such as pecans. Like citrus, Georgia pecan trees were inching toward harvest when Irma hit. Samantha McLeod, executive director of the Georgia […]
  • North Florida Black Farmer Files Lawsuit Against Florida Dept. of Health Over Medical Marijuana Licensing Discrimination
    Exclusive Breaking News 82-Year-old Columbus Smith, a black farmer from Panama City, Florida, this morning filed a lawsuit against Florida Department of Health in the Second Judicial Court in Leon County claiming a new Florida law and the black farmers’ association written into that law unfairly restricts his ability to apply for a license to […]
  • Roundtable with Secretary Perdue and Commissioner Putnam
    Florida Farmers were hit hard by Hurricane Irma, but we will recover, replant and we will grow. Growing food for American families is what we do.   The post Roundtable with Secretary Perdue and Commissioner Putnam appeared first on VSC NEWS.
  • Obtaining Damage Assistance from USDA/FSA
    Many growers have been asking about the type of assistance they can receive to help with their farm damage from Hurricane Irma. According to Gary England, director of the Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) are still collecting and evaluating damage data. Once this process is […]