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UGA Teaching Dairy Welcomes Prize Heifers; First Jerseys In 40 Years

(12/19/2014 10:16:04 AM)

This early holiday gift represents the first Jersey cattle on campus in more than four decades, and a unique learning experience for animal and dairy science students.

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Federal Poultry Lab in Athens Gets $45 Million Appropriation

(12/19/2014 10:13:14 AM)

The $45 million included in the new federal budget is just part of the $155 million that will eventually be needed to modernize the facility, an effort that will include the addition of 100,000 square feet of new space.

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Researchers Hope Discovery Helps Fight Honeybee Decline

(12/18/2014 3:49:28 PM)

University of Guelph researchers hope their new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world.

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Now Is The Time To Plant Tree Seedlings

(12/18/2014 3:46:20 PM)

The Georgia Forestry Commission is reminding Georgians that November through February is the best time to plant tree seedlings.

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Gov. Deal Sets Up Case Management Team for SCOTUS Water Suit

(12/17/2014 10:16:11 AM)

EPD director Jud Turner to head coordinating unit

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Olam International Buys McCleskey Mills

(12/17/2014 10:12:50 AM)

South Georgia peanut sheller management to stay in place

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U.S. Tobacco Cooperative Redeeming Stabilization Certificates

(12/17/2014 10:07:54 AM)

The U.S. Tobacco Cooperative is offering to redeem certificates of interest in capital reserve to its members who delivered tobacco to Stabilization for crop years 1967 through 1973.

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State Employees Reading Ag Irrigation Water Meters

(12/17/2014 10:02:08 AM)

During the month of December Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission staff, assisted by Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) employees, will be collecting water use data from meters installed on agricultural irrigation systems.

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Perdue, Allen Appointed To Ag Committees

(12/17/2014 9:56:20 AM)

Austin Scott, David Scott to continue on House Ag Committee

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Meetings Cover Farm Bill Deadlines, Decisions Farmers Face

(12/17/2014 9:51:43 AM)

UGA experts cover commodity programs for farmers

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GFB Submits Comments on Proposed Beef Checkoff Changes

(12/17/2014 9:22:00 AM)

Organization concerned about structure of second checkofff

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Students Learn Process, Public Gets High Quality Products At UGA Meat Center

(12/16/2014 10:17:22 AM)

A fully functional harvesting and processing facility, the center is used to facilitate teaching, research and outreach at the university while harvesting and processing 100-140 cattle, 240 hogs and 30 sheep annually.

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Peanut Crop Ends Well Despite Bad Weather

(12/16/2014 10:13:43 AM)

Georgia peanut farmers are expecting slightly lower prices for this year's crop compared to those in recent years. The price is about $450 per ton.

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Study Tracks Black Bear Population In Middle Georgia (VIDEO)

(12/12/2014 2:19:34 PM)

In 2012, UGA researchers began a study tracking the effects of development, traffic and hunting on the black bear population in one part of Middle Georgia. The Monitor's Ray D'Alessio met recently with one of the researchers to see how the study is going.

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Christmas Means It's Time For Poinsettias (VIDEO)

(12/12/2014 2:18:35 PM)

One of the plants most closely associated with Christmas, aside from Christmas trees of course, are poinsettias. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy visited one Middle Georgia nursery to see how the colorful plants are grown and prepared for sale.

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Sesame Now Being Grown Commercially In Georgia (VIDEO)

(12/12/2014 2:17:50 PM)

Georgia farmers depend heavily on good crop rotation plans to keep their farms thriving. Usually producers rotate among the same few crops. However, there may be a new crop for their consideration. Sesame seeds are now being grown in Georgia commercially, and could be coming to a farm near you. The Monitor's Mark Wildman explains.

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Georgia FFA Foundation Provides Valuable Support To Organization (VIDEO)

(12/12/2014 2:16:30 PM)

Every year, FFA students from all over Georgia get the opportunity to attend the national convention thanks to support from the Georgia FFA Foundation. Damon Jones tells us why this organization is so important to the ag industry and how you can get involved.

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Muscogee County Farm Bureau President George Dudley Dies

(12/10/2014 3:06:03 PM)

George Williams Dudley, who had served as Muscogee County Farm Bureau president since 1984, died on Dec. 6. He was 92.

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Former Carroll County Farm Bureau President Chambers Dies

(12/10/2014 2:59:17 PM)

Alvin Chambers, who served as Carroll County Farm Bureau president in 2013, died on Dec. 6. He was 87.

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