GA Investment, AL Ag Center Scrapped, and a FL Citrus Assessment
A Georgia company is making a big investment…in fact, the biggest in its 60-year history. CWT Farms International broke ground Wednesday on a 50,000-square-foot, $16 million egg hatchery in the Thousand Islands International Agriculture and Business Park on Route 3. It’ll produce 800,000 chicks a week.
Meanwhile, plans for a large agriculture center in central Alabama have fallen through, with leaders reportedly unable to agree on final details about a project that was delayed during the pandemic and projected to cost about $150 million. First announced in 2019, the players involved in the Alabama Rural Economic Center, included the city of Clanton, Chilton County and the Alabama Farmers Federation.
And this week, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that Florida’s citrus growers reauthorized the Florida citrus research order. The results of the ballots returned yielded 76 percent “yes” votes. The self-imposed assessment is to be used for a variety of industry activities including advertising and improving growing techniques.