Short supply makes cattle prices tempting
Cattlemen are also taking land out of pasture production and putting it into other crops, so fewer small calves are available to be bought. The supply is the lowest since 1951.
The Senate action sends the bill to the president for his signature
Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators support passage of a new, five-year farm bill.
Southwest Georgia congressional delegation mixed on reactions to State of the Union address (VIDEOS)
Republicans are critical of President Obama for what they see as job-killing policies
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has a positive reaction to the president’s speech, while U.S. Rep. Austin Scott is critical, as are Georgia’s two U.S. senators.
Advice given on how to protect against the tiny inspect
There are more than 7,000 species of thrips, but only two cause problems for Georgia farmers and UGA researchers — tobacco thrips and western flower thrips.
Proposed station would give Southwest Georgia trauma care coverage
Department of Public Safety officials say the state is willing to put up more than $12 million to bring a Life Flight operation to Southwest Georgia.
The Mitchell County hunting preserve is one of oldest in the South
Cader Cox III, of Camilla, said his father started the hunting operation in 1957 after attending a seminar on the subject at the University of Georgia.
The long-time U.S. representative from the 2nd District says he is cancer-free
Rep. sanford Bishop, D-Albany, says he will remain bald for an indefinite time as a show of solidarity with fellow cancer survivors.
Hospital CEO, congressmen named in latest edition of Georgia Trend
Joel Wernick, president and CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System, has made the list now for eight consecutive years.
Temperatures expected to be the coldest in more than 20 years
Most of the country endures sub-freezing temperatures, and Albany is no exception.
Rain, pecan scab reduces pecan crop this season
The disease affected two of Georgia’s most common pecan cultivars — Desirable and Stuart trees — but the disease is not uniform across tree varieties.
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More than 75 inches of rain fell on Albany in 2013
More than 75 inches of rain fell on Albany in 2013, creating a muddy mess for famers and construction projects.
Job increases, insurance claims drop results in jobless rate decline
Officials with the Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that the unemployment rate for metro Albany last month was at its lowest since it was 8.1 percent in March 2009.
A Camilla lawyer brings his small-town sensibilities to Hollywood.
Health behaviors cited as areas needed for improvement in recent report
A recent report showed that things such as childhood poverty and obesity are the things that still need to be improved on to help the overall state of health in Georgia.