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Southeastern produce growers say they need trade relief

Aug 31, 2020
The USMCA trade agreement has not relieved their concerns about Mexican imports. The situation is dire, a Georgia blueberry farmer says.
Joe Cornelius, left, and Russ Goodman, south Georgia blueberry farmers, at Goodman’s blueberry farm in Cogdell, Georgia. Cornelius says in five years, the blueberry industry in Georgia might be done.
Emma Hurt

Georgia businesses weigh options as governor allows some to reopen

Apr 27, 2020
Each business owner has to decide whether to open, and how to do it safely, with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toni Williams-Tazel, owner of All About Hair in Atlanta, has decided it’s not safe to reopen her salon despite the green light from the state government.
Courtesy Toni Williams-Tazel

Georgia Power wants a rate hike. Some of its customers wonder why.

Oct 25, 2019
The utility's parent company brought in more than $2 billion in profits last year.
Dozens of people gathered outside the Georgia Public Service Commission building to protest Georgia Power’s proposal to raise electric rates.
Emma Hurt/WABE

Rural broadband is a problem, and Georgia is mapping it

Oct 23, 2019
In its quest to improve internet access, the state is taking matters into its own hands.
People without internet access at home visit the Lumpkin County Library 24 hours a day to use its fiber-optic broadband connection. At night, they pull up in the parking lot to connect to Wi-Fi.
Emma Hurt/Marketplace

USMCA disappoints Southeastern growers

Jul 4, 2019
According to one farmer, the "new NAFTA" spells disastrous consequences for her family's business.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (L), US President Donald Trump (C) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are pictured after signing a new free trade agreement in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018, on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit.
MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images

Stalled federal storm relief hurts communities of southwest Georgia

May 13, 2019
An impasse in Congress has life difficult for farmers and businesses serving them.
Seminole County, Georgia, Nov. 2018.
Emma Hurt