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Base Acres to Reach the Peanut Payment Limit

Most local peanut farmers are aware that under the new farm bill they are subject to a $125,000 dollar payment limit.  Here is a recent article written by Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Economist, that looks at the PLC peanut program in more detail and explains exactly how much peanut…
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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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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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USDA Announces ARC/PLC Timeline and Decision Tools

Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack announced on September 26th the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools. He later announced that farm owners may begin to update their yield history and reallocate base acres through their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.  In addition, the timeline for landowners and producers to…
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Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Enrollment Begins this week

Cotton Growers this year may be eligible to enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).  This program was designed to assist growers in transitioning from the 2008 Farm Bill cotton programs into the 2014 Farm Bill cotton programs. Below is a news release from USDA-FSA regarding the enrollment into this program: WASHINGTON, Aug. 7,…
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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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2014 Farm Bill Education Meetings

The 2014 Farm Bill is certainly stirring a lot of interest among many of our area farmers.   It is unlikely to have official interpretations and guidance from USDA for several months but that may be too late for some of the decisions that must be made by area growers….
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2014 Farm Bill Meetings Scheduled in Terrell County

Terrell County Extension has planned a Farm Bill educational meeting for Wednesday March 19th.  Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting will follow shortly after.  Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Economist, will focus on some of the changes in the new farm bill including reallocation of base acres, updating…
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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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