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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging consumers to avoid eating romaine lettuce and romaine lettuce blends until the source of an E. coli outbreak can be found. CAES News
Avoid romaine lettuce, wash other lettuces thoroughly, UGA experts say
In the midst of the third outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce in less than two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges consumers to avoid buying or eating any romaine lettuce.
Pecans on the ground following Hurricane Michael in Decatur County, Georgia. CAES News
Georgia pecan growers enduring dreary harvest season
Georgia’s pecan growers will have a limited supply this year due to weather conditions that affected the quality of the pecans and Hurricane Michael’s impact, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.
Bulloch County UGA Extension Coordinator Bill Tyson talks with a farmer during a UGA Extension Peanut Maturity Clinic at a peanut buying point in Register, Georgia, in September. CAES News
Bill Tyson named Ag Partner of the Year in Bulloch County
Bulloch County Extension Coordinator Bill Tyson has been named 2018 Ag Partner of the Year by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce agribusiness committee.
Leyland cypress trees grow as a property border in a lawn in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
Install plants now and watch them thrive in the spring
Now is the best time of the year to install new trees, shrubs and perennial plants. Although cold weather won’t allow the aboveground parts to grow much, the roots will continue to grow and expand, allowing the plant to become established. By next summer, these trees and plants will be able to tolerate the intense heat and dry conditions.
To save time, and stress, over the holidays, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food safety experts recommend preparing meals ahead and freezing them. Dishes, like this Southern-style dressing, can be cooked in advance and take from the freezer straight into the oven. CAES News
UGA Extension food safety specialist says cook ahead and freeze holiday meals and treats
For those who love to prepare meals during the holidays, relieve some of the stress associated with cooking by preparing and freezing holiday treats in advance. Freezing prepared foods allows you the satisfaction of homemade meals with the convenience of store-bought ones.
Spend wisely this holiday season, whether at stores or online. CAES News
Make a list, check it twice when spending during the holidays
The holiday shopping season starts earlier every year. Competition from online businesses is forcing brick-and-mortar retailers to open earlier and stay open longer. Before Thanksgiving dinner has been reduced to leftovers, shoppers will hit the stores in search of bargains.
Raw turkey ready to be cooked. CAES News
Fried turkey can be tasty, but safety rules must be followed closely
Fried turkeys continue to be a popular holiday option in the South, but if they’re cooked wrong, they can result in a burnt bird or an unexpected trip to the emergency room.
There's nothing like a hot bowl of homemade soup or chili on a cold winter's day. By cooking homemade meals in advance and freezing them in portions, you can enjoy the satisfaction of homemade meals with the convenience of store-bought entrees. CAES News
Cooking and freezing soups and stews in advance takes the stress off cooking later
There is nothing like a hot bowl of homemade soup or chili on a cold winter's day. But who has time to make it when the mood strikes or it’s time to eat? Schedules are busy during the holiday season. Just imagine having a freezer full of delicious, homemade meals ready to be heated and served when you get home from work.
Food safety is key when roasting a turkey. CAES News
Food safety key when roasting a turkey
Whole roasted turkey is the centerpiece for many holiday meals and gatherings. There are a variety of ways to prepare and present it. Just as important as flavors and textures, however, is food safety when preparing and cooking a turkey.

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