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Blueberry Rust

Blueberry rust is starting to show up, it is likely to increase over the next month or so.  This is relatively early. Growers need to be scouting for rust in susceptible varieties. Susceptible Highbush Varieties: Jewel Rebel Farthing Primadonna (under high pressure) Emerald (under high pressure) Fungicides for rust control…
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NRCS Accepting Applications From GA Farmers for Key Conservation Program Initiatives

Acting State Conservationist Greg Kist, for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia announced Tuesday a sign-up for specific initiatives under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) – applications are due by May 16. EQIP is a voluntary program that funds conservation practices based on state identified natural resource…
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Where’s The Pecans?

I recently posted an article about why pecans need more marketing. I found a perfect example of why marketing is important today. Below is a picture I took earlier when I went to a local grocery store and made my way to the snack section. There’s 20 different packages of almonds and…
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Increased Opportunity for Producers as part of New Farm Bill

From The Georgia Peanut Commission Farm Loan Program Modifications Create Flexibility for New and Existing Farmers and Ranchers Alike WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S….
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The Importance of Marketing in Pecans

There’s an upcoming vote on increasing the Pecan Commodity Commission assessment from 1/2 cent a pound to 1 cent per pound. The Agricultural Commodity Commission for Pecans is a farmer funded self-help program providing funding in the areas of research, education, and promotion on behalf of Georgia Pecans. There is…
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2014 Appling County Hog Show Results

2014 Appling County Hog Show Results February 24, 2014 2014 Participants Grand Champion – Tanner Folsom Buyer: Branch Farm Supply Reserve champion – Macy Hataway Buyer: Circle F Ranch Home Grown Grand Champion – Logan Lastinger Buyer: Griffins Warehouse Home Grown Reserve Champion – Gracey Crosby Buyer: C&W Farms Jasper…
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Out On The Farm

I don’t think I’ll ever forget Mothers day 2008. I got a phone call from a man that was about to cut some trees at our farm. He said, “Have you ate yet.” I said, “No”. He replied, “Good. Because once you see all the damage on ya’lls land from…
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