Bacon County Ag Update

Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia

I was to make sure you were aware. Press Release – For Immediate Release Monday, March 27, 2017 Office of Communications 404-656-3689   Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia   A flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in…
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Assistive Technology Expo will be held in Tifton Ga.

  We are holding a special event that we would like to invite you to.  Next month we are hosting an Assistive Technology Expo in Tifton Georgia.  You will be able to see tractor lifts, automatic gates, UTV’s and many more items that can make farming easier for individuals with…
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How to customize which post you receive

I try to share as much information on major agronomic crops as possible through Bacon Ag Update. I do realize that many of you focus on one or only a handful of crops. If you would rather receive updates on specific categories your interested in follow the steps below to customize your…
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USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REEP)

There are some Energy Efficiency Grant funds available through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REEP). This program is available to increase the energy efficiency Irrigation pumps, Poultry Houses, and Dairy farms. Irrigation Pumps- Used to convert from diesel to electric. Possibly it could be used to upgrade to more…
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Avian Influenza Update

With the recent detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) in commercial turkey flocks in several states, this newsletter is being provided to answer questions regarding this disease. Since December 2014 there have been reports of Avian Influenza in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas and most recently Kansas. The virus was first detected in wildlife and backyard flocks. Thus far it has been diagnosed in turkey flocks in CA, MN, MO, and AR. This disease is easily passed among birds but it does not easily pass to humans. It is also important to remember that humans will not contract avian influenza through consumption of properly prepared poultry meat and eggs. The information below is provided for use when discussing the AI. It is important to emphasize that no AI has been detected in Georgia as of this date.
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