first_imgJan. 5: Family Debt: FarmCrisis Hits Home. The farm crisis is taking its toll on farm family finances.Feb. 9: ‘Great Chill’ aBlessing to Blueberry, Peach Growers. Donnie Morris doesn’t describe the frigidmidwinter weather the way many Georgians would. “It’s just wonderful,” he says.March 14: Tomato Disease HitsGeorgia Fields. A tomato disease that ravaged crops in the Caribbean and Florida hasarrived in Georgia. Growers here wish it had stayed south of the border.March 28: Fuel Prices RunningUp Farm Bills. If prices continue to rise, University of Georgia experts say farm fuelcosts could top $200 million this year.April 26: Prices Down as OnionHarvest Hits High Gear. Most Vidalia onion varieties are heading to the markets withpalate-pleasing quality, say University of Georgia experts.May 5: Georgia Farmers HaveBumper Crop of Berries. Cool, dry weather early in the season helped you-pickstrawberry growers develop a big crop. Warm, sunny days now bring out pickers.May 9: Green Industry GoingStrong in Midst of Drought. On the heels of a dry April planting season, there is onebright spot in the economic picture for agriculture: the “green industry.”June 19: Georgia MelonGrowers Face Gloomy Fourth. For Georgia farmers who have struggled to grow melons inthe midst of a hard, lingering drought, nature has added insult to injury.June 27: Crop Insurance ActGood for Georgia Farmers. Georgia farmers struggling through another drought can takeheart that a new law will help protect them against future crop failures.July 25: Georgia FarmersHaving to Abandon Crops. Many farmers have decided to give up on some of their cropsbecause of the drought. Now they must decide what to do next.Aug. 16: Coverdell AgScholarship Planned for UGA. Georgia agricultural leaders are starting a University ofGeorgia scholarship honoring the late Sen. Paul Coverdell.Aug. 23: UGA Focuses onEmerging Crops, Technologies. A new effort to help the state’s farmers began this weekwith the UGA’s Emerging Crop and Technologies Initiative.Sept. 21: Georgia Vineyards:Fine Wine in ‘Shine Mountains. People have always come to Dahlonega looking for abrighter future. In 1828, it was the gold rush. Today, it’s more of a grape gush.Sept. 25: UGA Research:Cotton Farmers Losing Money. Georgia farmers who delay picking their cotton could losemoney by sacrificing the crop’s quality, say UGA cotton experts.Sept. 27: UGA Opens PoultryResearch Center Phase 2. A $5 million expansion of the UGA Poultry Research Center hasgreat potential to help the state’s $2.7 billion poultry industry.Oct. 3: UGA, CubanScientists Trade Agricultural Knowledge. It’s a straight shot south from Atlanta toHavana. And UGA scientists are ready to open doors to better relations.Oct. 17: Peanut Crop FaresWell, Cotton Struggles. Georgia’s peanut crop will be better than expected, but statecotton yields and quality struggle through another discouraging year.Oct. 23: UGA DelegationMakes Historic Trip to North Korea. University of Georgia scientists this week becamethe first academic delegation to visit North Korea since the Korean War.Oct. 23: UGA Ag Hall of FameInducts Three. Earl Cheek of Perry, Tommy Irvin of Mt. Airy and Josiah Phelps of FortValley have been inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.Oct. 25: Peanut Prices Lowon Farm, Steady in Store. Farmers are getting low paychecks when they take some oftheir peanuts to the market. However, shoppers will see no change in prices.Oct. 27: Congress Marks$2.57 Million for Research. Congress has allotted more than $2.5 million for researchprojects at the University of Georgia.Nov. 8: Gift of LandBecomes Key to Irrigation Research. At 80 years old, C.M. Stripling gave up 133 acresof his family land, strictly with an eye to the future.Nov. 8: Farmer, Cows LikeGeorgia ‘Dairy-Go-Round’. Dub it a dairy-go-round, or a cowasel. Whatever you call it,Tim Cabaniss likes what his carousel for cows does for his dairy.Nov. 15: Georgia Pecan CropSmall, but Prices Stable. Georgia pecan growers expect a smallish crop this year. Buta supply from last season should help meet demand for the holidays.Nov. 20: Peanut HarvestBetter than Expected. Considering drought has dominated the state for three straightyears, the crop this season has turned into a pleasant surprise.Nov. 29: Study: OilseedGrowers Can Raise Profits. A study released this week shows that Georgia farmers whogrow oilseeds can make their crops more valuable.Nov. 30: North KoreanScientists May Visit UGA. A University of Georgia agricultural delegation hopes tohost North Korean scientists this spring.Dec. 12: Sweet Crop GetsReady for Winter. Vidalia onion farmers are planting the last of their fields andchecking them twice.Dec. 20: 2001 Outlook Upbeatfor Georgia Farmers. Economists say better days could be ahead for the state’sagriculture. Agriculture Weather Environment Science Foodslast_img

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