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2014 Farm Bill

2014 Farm Bill: Bases National Center for Peanut Competitiveness February 1, 2014 1. Potential payments for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) programs are paid on the farm’s bases associated with a covered commodity.  2. Covered commodities are wheat, oats, and barley (including wheat, oats,…
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Appling County Livestock Show Team Competes at NJSA

This past week, January 29 – February 2 the NJSA Southeast Regional Hog Show was held in Perry, GA. Participants from Georgia, Florida, Alabama and as far away as Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania competed in showmanship, purebred and crossbred categories. Appling County was well represented. Macy Hataway 2014 Southeast…
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Evaluating Control of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Tobacco using Imidacloprid

Evaluating Control of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Tobacco using Imidacloprid Introduction – Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is the most limiting factor in tobacco production, and hence, profitability in Georgia. UGA tobacco pathologists estimate tomato spotted wilt virus causes an average annual (1995-2011) 36% stand loss and 18.5% yield…
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Alternate-Row-Middle Spay Application in Blueberry

This is very important information for our blueberry growers that want to spray every other row with an airblast sprayer. Based on the results of this research trial spraying every other row or middle cannot be recommended. From Dr. Phil Brannen: Last year, I visited a blueberry site with significant mummy berry pressure in one…
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Winter Pig Classic

The Appling county Livestock show team competed at the Winter Pig Classic. Below are the final results. Winter Pig Classic Throw Down Katlin Williams 1st place Barrow Hampshire 4th place Gilt Duroc 8th place Gilt Hampshire   Macy Hataway 5th and 8th in class   Baker Hataway 2nd and 8th…
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UGA On Farm Cotton Variety Trials

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a grower can make, as this decision determines the genetic yield potential for a particular field and environment.  In 2013, the UGA OnFarm Cotton Variety Performance Evaluation Program demonstrated that improper variety selection could cost producers between $79 and $230 per…
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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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