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By: Chelsea Losh-Jones, Babe + Sage Farm The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA) regulates the way foods are grown, harvested and processed. FSMA requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review or inspect a host of reports, plans, strategies, standards, notices, and other tasks from farmers and food processors. This article is […]

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Donn Cooper of Cooper Ag Services offers free consulting during the 2017 Fencepost Sessions to Matthew Raiford of Gilliard Farm in Brunswick.   Most folks know about the great classroom-style educational opportunities that Georgia Organics puts on during our annual conferences. Now, you can get one-on-one coaching from experts on grants, ag law, production, and […]

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Julia Asherman, of Rag and Frass Farm located in Jeffersonville, has been a strong advocate for Middle Georgia’s sustainable agriculture community for years. She’s bringing her passion and penchant for out-of-the-box thinking to two Education Sessions at the Georgia Organics 20th Anniversary Conference on Feb. 18.   Both sessions, Holistic Crop Rotation and Farm Generated […]

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By Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist There’s been a lot of hype in the popular news this month about the prospects for a very strong El Nino, which is developing in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to peak this winter. El Nino is the warm phase of an oscillation in Pacific Ocean temperatures […]

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While some tend to think of government labeling as a method of achieving consumer protection, and in some ways it certainly is. However, when we don’t understand the truth behind the labeling, the labels can be just as misleading as they are informative. For example, most people understand that the term “organic” is important today. […]

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