Browse Agriculture Policy Stories - Page 13

135 results found for Agriculture Policy
Participants view exhibits at the 2010 Southeast Bioenergy Conference at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. CAES News
Bioenergy booming
Bioenergy scientists, policymakers, industry leaders and enthusiasts met in Tifton, Ga., Aug. 3-5 to discuss how Georgia and surrounding states could soon establish and grow a vibrant renewable energy market to help the world find alternative ways to power itself.
CAES News
Agribusiness conference
The 2010 Agribusiness Conference, “Building Agribusiness Alliances,” will be held Sept. 14 and 15 at Athens Technical College in Athens, Ga.
Produce on sale at the 2010 Athens Farmers Market. CAES News
Locally grown
Matthew Roher, chef and owner of Cha Bella restaurant in Savannah, says local is better, and he wants to connect Georgians to local producers of fine food.
J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. CAES News
New Farm Bill
World population is swelling like a slow-moving tidal wave. In the past decade, the world’s population increased by almost 1 billion. Within the next four decades, experts expect the wave to grow by 50 percent, increasing to 9.4 billion people.
Children eat mangoes and stare at UGA agricultural experts working in a field near Los Palis, Haiti, March 16. CAES News
Haiti agriculture
In the shadow of a rundown block building in Los Palis, Haiti, children wearing tattered clothes bit into half-ripened mangoes they picked from the ground and wondered about the strange men toiling around in the field.
UGA Center for Food Safety director Mike Doyle speaks with a reporter after the annual Ag Forecast breakfast in Macon, Ga., on Jan. 29, 2010. CAES News
Food safety legislation
Outrage from recent food safety incidents – which range from E. coli in spinach to salmonella in peanut paste and jalapeño and serrano peppers – has driven state and national leaders to take action, making the coming year one for some major food policy changes, said Mike Doyle, director of the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety in Griffin, Ga.
Logo for 2010 Ag Forecast CAES News
2010 Ag Forecast
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host its fourth annual Ag Forecast Breakfast Series 7:30 a.m. -10 a.m. Jan. 25 in Rome, Jan. 26 in Gainesville, Jan. 27 in Statesboro, Jan. 28 in Tifton and Jan. 29 in Macon. Participants will hear from farm and food safety experts and be able to ask them questions.
Mike Doyle, director of UGA Center for Food Safety, holds a bowl of spinach. CAES News
Import Safety
Nearly 15 percent of the food Americans eat is imported from other countries, mostly from Canada, Mexico and China. This may sound like a small percentage, but it represents 80 percent of seafood and 45 percent of fresh fruit consumed in the U.S. A University of Georgia expert says increased food imports bring new challenges to ensuring a safe U.S. food supply.
Pictured breaking ground at the UGA Tifton Campus AgrAbility Farm are (from left) Bennie Branch (KMC-Tifton), Karen Milchus (Georgia Tech), Charles Griffin (Ga. Pork Producers Association), Laura Jolly (UGA Family and Consumer Sciences dean), Don Mcgough (Ga. Farm Bureau), Joe West (UGA dean in Tifton) and Glen Rains (AgrAbility Georgia director, UGA Tifton). CAES News
AgrAbility Farm
Farmers with physical disabilities are often a little too self-reliant to ask for help or don't know where to find it. But help is out there. Soon, they’ll have an entire farm dedicated to equipment and training especially designed to help them farm more comfortably.
An early-maturing pecan variety called Pawnee is harvested in an orchard in Crisp County, Georgia. CAES News
Pecans 'on'
A pecan-loving disease enjoyed Georgia’s wet summer weather and is now blamed for cutting what was expected to be a large crop, says a University of Georgia pecan specialist. But farmers still expect to have an “on” year.