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  • Sunscald on Tobbaco

    From – J. Michael Moore Extreme weather conditions this week will be hard on tobacco. Plants that have depleted the supply of moisture in the soil will wilt from the hot sun’s rays on the southwestern side of the plant. Six week old tobacco requires and uses under normal conditions approximately 0.15 to 0.20 inches…

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  • Today around the tobacco receiving station there were several farmers who were hearing weather reports out of Jacksonville, FL of a massive Hurricane Irma coming off the coast of Africa.  Tonight I saw the YouTube linked below indicating possible build-up of Irma to a Category 5 Hurricane by Thursday of next week with a possible…

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  • Below is information from J. Michael Moore, UGA Tobacco Specialist, about the Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour. See the following link for the general Schedule and for Registration information. https://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/tobacco/tours/index.html Thank you for Registering using the website registration form. Check back often as this page will be updated as the information becomes available. The specific schedule and…

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  • Presidio Labeled in Tobacco

    Tobacco Producers, Below is a label for Presidio for use in tobacco.  If you are interested in more info then attend the Area Tobacco Meeting on February 19th, starting at 10 am.  This production meeting will be held at the Colquitt County Extension office. Presidio Tobacco Label – Except CA NY      

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  • 2015 UGA Tobacco Budgets

    The 2015 UGA Tobacco Production Budgets are on the web. The budgets include the Estimated Costs and Repairs Analysis for Flue-Cured Tobacco Machine Harvested and Hand Harvested for 2015.  These will appear in the 2015 Georgia Tobacco Growers Guide. https://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/agecon/extension/budgets/tobacco/index.html If you have any questions or comments call or email.    

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  • Tobacco Varieties for 2014

    I have received word this week that seed for production of NC 71 will not be available for the 2014 crop year.  There appears to have been a problem with the timing of seed production and registration for sale in the U.S. There are other similar varieties to substitute for this coming season.  I encourage you…

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  • Found this in the Tobacco Farmer Newsletter…. Your last buyout payment–scheduled for 2014–could be reduced by 7.2 percent as the federal government attempts for the first time to make those payments subject to sequestration (the “automatic” reductions in spending authority that were authorized by the Budget Control Act of 2011). “We believe the federal government…

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  • 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 programs, the sequestration rate for…

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  • Found this in the Tobacco Farmer Newsletter. This issue focused on giving production updates for the 2013 crop. Thought some of you would be interested in it. Let me know if you would like the full issue or want to sign up to receive the newsletter. GEORGIA: This was probably the worst crop in the 24 years J. Michael…

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  • See the enclosed flyer for information on a curing efficiency research tour to be conducted in Virginia on October 23, 2013.  Now is the time to learn about curing efficiency and to see and compare barns before purchasing.

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