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Does Healthcare Reform Apply to Farm Labor “Guest Workers”?

Does healthcare reform apply to farm labor “guest workers”? By Sheldon J. Blumling, courtesy Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association | Southeast Farm Press H-2A guest workers have become an integral part of many agricultural operations.  As growers prepare for complying with the healthcare reform employer “play or pay” mandate in…
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Winter Wheat Weed Control

For wheat that was planted timely, herbicide applications are usually needed around Christmas. Broadleaf weeds are common in wheat but can be managed effectively if herbicide applications are timely. Liquid Nitrogen Tank Mixes Although several herbicides used in wheat may be mixed with liquid nitrogen (see label of individual herbicides),…
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Blueberry Exobasidium

Many producers have heard about using lime sulfur for exobasidim. Some questions have been asked about using it early. According to Dr. Phil Brannen, we can’t say for sure that lime sulfur would not have activity against Exobasidium during this timeframe, but we do not have research data to support…
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Beef Cow Production Meeting Dec. 10 @ 7pm

  We will have A Beef Cattle Production meeting on December 10, 2013 at 7pm at the Farm Bureau building in Baxley.  Our topic will be “Winter Supplementation of Poor Quality Forage”. If there’s enough time we will also discuss “Breeding Stock Selection.” Dr. Jacob R. Segers, Assistant Professor and…
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Wheat Production

    Recommended Wheat Varieties for Fall Planting, 2013 The following information is provided to understand the differences in each of the varieties that are recommended in Georgia. AGS 2060 is one of a handful of early maturing varieties with excellent yield potential. It has very good leaf and stripe…
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Renew Your GATE Card

The GATE Certificate must be renewed annually. The procedure for annual renewal by certificate holders previously authorized to use the GATE Certificate is as follows:  This year when you apply for (or renew) your GATE card, you will have to complete a notarized affidavit and also enclose a “verification of…
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