Today, The Farmer begins a new chapter under the ownership of Dathel and John Georges, who also own The New Orleans Advocate.

Georges Media Group purchased The Farmer last week from the family of Karen Goodwyn Courtney, which has owned the newspaper since 1928. Under the new ownership, The Farmer will continue to be an independent newspaper at its home on North New Hampshire Street in downtown Covington. Many of the familiar bylines will remain. But some things will change. The Farmer, which had been printed in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, will now be printed right here in Louisiana. And it will be distributed a day earlier, on Wednesday.”