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Water Wars Continue

David Hall, University of Georgia Extension Water Educator, shares.  When I talk to young kids about the importance of water, I ask, “how would your lives change if you woke up tomorrow and had no access to water?” Their expression is always a puzzled one. Looking back over this summer,…
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Understanding the 2018 Farm Bill Effective Reference Price

UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Extension Economist, Yangxuan Liu*, Adam Rabinowitz, and John H. Lai have created a fact-sheet pertaining to the 2018 Farm Bill Effective Reference Price.  You can find the information at the link here. Below are some main points from the fact-sheet: The 2018 Farm…
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First Look at Farm Bill

UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Extension Economist, Yangxuan Liu* and Adam Rabinowitz, have created a factsheet pertaining to the 2018 Farm Bill.  You can find the information at the link below: Farm Bill AGECON1810 (002)  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the Burke…
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2019 Production Meeting Schedule

It is that time of  year again – we are gearing up for the 2019 Production Season. Below are meetings scheduled for 2019: January 9, 2019 – Peanut Production – Burke Co. Office Park – Noon January 29, 2019 – Row Crop Disease – Burke Co. Office Park – Noon…
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Management Strategies for Poor-Quality Forages

This year has been a challenging year to make hay. According to UGA Extension Forage Crop Specialist, Dr. Dennis Hancock and UGA Feed and Environmental Water Lab statistics, there is tremendous variability in the 2018 hay crop. It is almost always economical to test your hay, and It is important…
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Seed Cotton Program Coverage Elections

There has been some discussion of changing coverage elections for the Seed Cotton Program. We participated in gathering some information for our UGA Extension Cotton Economist to help put together a factsheet that compares between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for this year after Hurricane…
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