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Ag News Roundup - July 23, 2018


Peach problem: Georgia fruits clobbered again - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia’s peach and blueberry growers are winding down a second disappointing year after production was again impacted by weather.


The biggest enemy after getting out is idle time - Defense Visual Information Distribution Service
Located in the North Georgia mountains, Warrior Farms offers veterans an opportunity to live better through agriculture-based therapy.  Its founder, Army Veteran Chris Dorsey, wants today’s wounded, ill and injured soldiers to know life doesn’t stop after the Army.


Georgia 4-H'ers learn about cotton during workshop on UGA Tifton campus – UGA CAES
A select group of Georgia 4-H members learned about cotton production and the crop’s global impact as part of a daylong Cotton STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Workshop held on the University of Georgia Tifton campus on Thursday, July 19.


Twiggs County farmer donates produce to churches - WMAZ-TV
Holly Broyles hopes other farmers will follow her lead and donate their extra vegetables.


What agriculture needs now is more labor - The Hill
A look into the labor challenges farmers across the country are facing.


At Georgia's Arrendale State Prison, women inmates forge a bond by keeping bees - Atlanta Magazine

A program now in its third year is helping inmates work toward becoming master beekeepers.


USDA Forecasts A Second Year Of Declines For U.S. Soybean Exports - Forbes
USDA’s July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report lowered USDA’s soybean export forecast by 11%, raising industry concerns.


As Milk Production Cools In Summer, Farmers Try To Help Cows Take The Heat - National Public Radio
Dairy cows produce less milk and exhibit more stress in hotter weather, so dairy producers must be experts at dealing with that heat.