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Cotton Marketing News

As we finish 2014 and look ahead to 2015, many cotton growers are left scratching their heads about what to do for next year.  In the most current edtion of Cotton Marketing News, Dr. Don Shurley, UGA Extension Ag Economist, gives us some of his end of year 2014 thoughts and looks…
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Area Farm Bill Meeting to be held in Dawson

Dawson has been selected to host 1 of 10 farm bill meetings across the state in December.  This meeting should answer many of the questions surrounding the new farm bill.  The meeting will provide relevant information for producers, landowners, ag lenders, and agribusinesses, and consultants.  Persons interested in attending should…
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Farm Diesel Prices

Farm Diesel Fuel prices seem to be near the lowest point they have been in the last 4 years.  Below is some information that Amanda Smith, UGA Extension Ag Economist, has compiled regarding farm diesel fuel prices. Above are the monthly farm diesel prices for the Southern Atlantic states from 2011-2014. Compared…
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2015 Georgia Cotton Commission 8th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop

  The Georgia Cotton Commission’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The program speakers are Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Cotton Incorporated; John Maguire, Senior Vice President, National Cotton Council,…
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Farm Bill Program Timeline Announced

USDA has recently announced the timeline for the Implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill Programs: UGA Extension Economists, Dr. Don Shurley and Dr. Nathan Smith had the following comments on the subject: USDA recently announced a timeline for implementing the 2014 Farm Bill programs, specifically the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC)…
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February Market News and 2014 Farm Bill Update for Cotton Growers

The following information discusses the 2014 Farm Bill and lists some of the areas/dates that growers in the Southeast can attend additional Farm Bill training as the understanding of the bill evolves.  Special thanks to Dr. Don Shurley, UGA Ag Economist, for this information and his continued efforts to aid…
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