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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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  • Written by Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA Extension Animal Scientist For most of us, this summer was a complete 180 from previous years.  The rainfall total for January to July for the SE United States was the second wettest on record.  That is great if you are trying to grow forage, but its bad if you…

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  • We are currently in the process of scheduling the 2013-2014 production meetings. We want to offer programs that are both interesting and beneficial to our producers. If you have any ideas or suggestions for this years meetings, please feel free to call, email, stop-by, or comment below. Tentative offer of meetings in no certain order…

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  • Our Second local Cattlemen’s meeting of the 2013-2014 season is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Location: Colquitt County Ag Complex Auditorium Time: 6:30 PM The Colquitt County Sheriff’s office will be speaking about farm security. Theft and drugs are becoming serious issues on farms throughout our area. Learn what steps you can take to prevent or handle…

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  • Written by Dr. Curt Lacy, UGA Extension Livestock Economist The cost to plant winter annuals this year is projected to be the about the same this year as last.  While fertilizer prices are expected to decline in coming months, seed costs have actually increased slightly this year.  As a result, establishment costs will be slightly…

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  • Its that time of year! The 2013-2014 Cattlemen’s meetings will begin next Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Location: Colquitt County Ag Complex Auditorium Time: 7:00 PM Mr. Stan Savage will be serving his signature brisket meal so please RSVP at 229/616-7455 by the 28th so we can get an accurate head count. See you there!

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  • Peanut harvest is winding down, but there are a few fields left to dig. There is some unseasonably cold weather approaching that could impact your digging descisions. Please read the enclosed article detailing some important points sent to me by Dr. John Beasley.

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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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  • I recently attended the first annual International Agribusiness Conference and Exposition in Savannah, Ga. The conference was put on by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Georgia Southern University’s Department of Continuing Education. It was a great conference and a lot of information was provided. The seminars were focused on the US position in the global…

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  • Many of you have heard of a push to create a commodity commission for beef in Georgia. Well, if you are a cattle producer, now is the time to make your voice heard on the issue. Please read the enclosed article to find out more about this referendum and how you can vote.

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