Aftermath of Freeze on Georgia Blueberries

Jim Rogers Blueberries

By Clint Thompson The aftermath of last spring’s freezing temperatures on Georgia’s blueberry crop was devastating. Crops were lost. Revenue that was counted on was never realized. Estimates were that more than 54 million pounds were lost as a result of the March 12-13 freeze event. The crop loss affected more than just growers themselves. Chris Butts, executive vice president …

GFVGA Executive Vice President: Price Challenges are Still There

Jim Rogers Specialty Crops

By Clint Thompson Georgia’s specialty crop producers are in the process of planting this year’s fall crops. It comes on the heels of one of the most challenging spring/summer seasons they have ever experienced. The changing weather patterns of persistent rains to hot and dry conditions were a small part of this year’s challenge. The biggest hurdle remains diminished market …