clear
Friday July 31st, 2015 11:31PM

Ga. ag officials push for increased exports

By The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Officials say exports are the key to increasing sales for Georgia's agricultural industry.

The dean of the University of Georgia's agriculture college, J. Scott Angle, says the state must concentrate on getting its farm products to people who can buy them.

Poultry industry leader Jim Sumner says export production is the only justification for increased production in the United States since domestic demand is slowing and costs are rising.

Statistics presented Friday show that some $2.64 billion worth of chickens, pecans, cotton and other farm items were exported from Savannah in the most recent statistical year. That represents a jump of 129 percent in six years.

Preliminary data shows state farm exports increased by half in 2012.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Missing Ga. bank director arrested in Brunswick
A bank director accused of losing millions of investors' dollars before vanishing last year was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in a city in south Georgia.
7:00PM ( 1 year ago )
S&P 500 index has its best year since 1997
The stock market closed out a record year with more all-time highs on Tuesday, giving U.S. indexes their biggest annual gains in almost two decades.
6:56PM ( 1 year ago )
Colorado readies for 'Green Wednesday' pot sales
Police were adding extra patrols around pot shops in eight Colorado towns that plan to allow recreational sales to anyone over 21 on Jan. 1.
1:52PM ( 1 year ago )
Business News
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Victim critical following apartment fire
A 41-year-old woman was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after being rescued from an apartment fire in Forsyth County late Monday afternoon.
3:16PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Elachee to host national nature center group; 225 participants expected
Elachee Nature Science Center will host the 2015 Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) Summit in August.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:21PM ( 5 hours ago )
Army Corps: Savannah harbor expansion taking big steps ahead
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The federal agency overseeing the $706 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah says it now expects dredging to start three months sooner than expected.Th...
5:39PM ( 5 hours ago )
12 Hall students receive industry credentials
Lanier Charter Career Academy (LCC) was host Thursday night for a ceremony at which twelve Hall County School District students were awarded four separate industry credentials
By AccessWDUN staff
12:39PM ( 10 hours ago )
Mayor asks residents to support 2016 regatta on Lanier
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan is asking residents to contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to show their support for the annual National Championship Rowing Regatta planned for Memorial Day weekend in 2016.
12:06PM ( 11 hours ago )
Electric vehicle charging stations installed on UNG Gainesville, Dahlonega campuses
The University of North Georgia (UNG) has installed electric vehicle charging stations on its Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses, one of several new conservation initiatives on UNG's four campuses.
By AccessWDUN staff
10:59AM ( 12 hours ago )