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Georgia Crop Update

Updated: 09/24/2013 - WTVY traveled to Georgia today to find out how yesterday’s rainfall affected the cotton crops.

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Rain Impacts Area Farmers

Posted: 09/05/2013 - WTVY went to the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center to find out what farmers are doing to battle back against Mother Nature.

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Ala. Ag Commissioner Forecasts 6 Percent Growth

Posted: 08/30/2013 - The state agriculture commissioner says Alabama's farmers are in line to have the same 6 percent growth in income that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has forecast for farmers nationwide this year.

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Ala. Researcher Finds Wasp to Help Fight Kudzu Bug

Posted: 08/09/2013 - A researcher with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service says she has discovered a local egg-parasitic wasp that she believes could be the answer for controlling the pesky kudzu bug.

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Alabama Crops Impacted by Heavy Rain

Posted: 07/21/2013 - SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama farming officials say an unusually wet June has negatively impacted crops and created planting delays.

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House Narrowly Passes Scaled-Down Version of Farm Bill

Updated: 07/11/2013 - The House has passed a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month.

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Corn Crop Harvest Estimates Downgraded Slightly

Posted: 07/11/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its estimate of the corn crop, reflecting late planting in the Corn Belt caused by a wet spring.

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Sen. Reid Pressures House to Pass Farm Bill

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his chamber won't pass an extension of farm policy this year and is pressuring the House to figure out how to pass a farm bill.

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Agriculture Has $70.4 Billion Impact on Alabama

Posted: 06/24/2013 - New agriculture statistics prepared for Alabama counties reveal that agriculture, forestry and related industries have an annual economic impact in Alabama of $70.4 billion.

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Rain Does Good For Farmers Crops

Posted: 06/21/2013 - Every planting season farmers hope for rain and the questions are always are the crops getting too much rain? Not enough?

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