Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Making Decisions and Understanding the 2014 Farm Bill

A series of meetings to provide information and analysis to assist producers and landowners understand what’s required and make decisions. Meetings will be conducted by University of Georgia agricultural economists Nathan Smith and Don Shurley, the USDA Farm Service Agency, and the USDA Risk Management Agency. Questions and answers and discussion…
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2014 Ag Forecast Seminars

Agriculture touches our lives deeply—whether you’re a producer, an agribusiness, a policymaker or a consumer. From the local farm in Georgia to the globally stocked supermarket, food and fiber make our lives better. And with information on the upcoming growing season, the Ag Forecast Seminars can help make your life a little easier.
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FSA Advises Producers to Anticipate Payment Reductions Due to Mandated Sequester

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding farmers and ranchers who participate in FSA programs to plan accordingly in FY2014 for automatic spending reductions known as sequestration. The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) mandates that federal agencies implement automatic, annual reductions to discretionary and mandatory spending limits. For mandatory…
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2013 Farm Bill Update and Brief Summary

UGA Extension Economist, Dr. Don Shurley, has been keeping tabs on the farm bill status. He has provided us an update this week. The 2008 farm bill originally expired in 2012 but Congress failed to complete action to legislate new law to begin in 2013.  The 2008 farm bill was…
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