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Cattle Report 11/12/2019

For the most part, the market hasn’t been bad this fall. It started to pick up in late summer after the initial freakout period over the Tyson plant fire in Kansas. Now it is nowhere near the levels of 2014-2015 but those numbers likely won’t be seen for a little…
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Possible El Niño in 2020

New research has predicted a possible El Niño event for next year. Now, this is the first time that scientist has used this new method but it predicts an 80% chance of an El Niño occurrence in 2020. Why do I care about El Niño weather patterns? To the south,…
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2020 Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer Award

Applications are out for the 2020 Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer Award. If you would like to apply I would encourage you to do so. If you need any help with your application please let me know, I would be glad to help. Andrew Grimes is a previous winner of this…
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Food Movement in the U.S.

I came across this article this morning. It is an interesting read on how food flows between counties in the U.S. There are 9 counties in the U.S that are the most critical to the food supply network and 6 of them are in California. If something were to happen…
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Weekly County 11/1/2019

If you weren’t at the barn then you missed a wild and fun hog sale Tuesday night. We had several hogs sell for $10-$11 a pound. I know the kids were overly excited. Thanks to all of you who did come and support the kids, they have really worked hard…
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Climate Zones Shifting?

I thought this article was very interesting. Scientist from Yale have been tracking how the climate zones all over the world have shifted over the past several decades. Climate zones are defined by a combination of temperature and precipitation. There is some really cool information in the article. The Sahara…
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Weekly County Update 10/25/2019

The Tift County Fall Livestock Show will be Saturday at the Multipurpose Building behind the Extension Office. If you’re not busy come out and support the kids livestock projects. Here is what I have for the week. Peanuts: I am still seeing some peanuts left but for the most part they…
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Warmer than normal outlook for November-January

NOAA released its latest monthly and 3-month outlooks for the climate earlier this week. They show a continued trend towards warmer than normal temperatures for both November and November through January periods across the region.  And of course, it will be winter so some cold outbreaks are expected even in…
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