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Georgia Farmer Recognized as 'Champion of Change' by White House, USDA

(7/30/2014 11:09:28 AM)

Jake Carter, a McDonough, Georgia farmer and chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation's Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, was recognized as one of the "Champions of Change" for Agriculture by the White House and USDA on Tuesday.

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USDA-NASS Reports Confirm Tight Cattle Prices

(7/30/2014 11:07:56 AM)

USDA-NASS released both the monthly Cattle on Feed report and the semi-annual Cattle inventory report on Friday, July 25. Both reports helped to confirm why cattle and beef prices have continued to increase to record high levels.

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USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision

(7/30/2014 11:05:41 AM)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will strengthen and expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers.

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Georgia Law To Combat Timber Thefts Goes Into Effect

(7/24/2014 2:51:56 PM)

A new Georgia law designed to address unauthorized harvest of timber has gone into effect.

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Georgia Cotton & Tobacco Commissions Accepting Nominations

(7/24/2014 2:43:11 PM)

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commissions for cotton and tobacco are accepting nominations until Aug. 30 to fill positions on each board.

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VIDEO: Save Seeds From This Year's Garden For Use Next Year

(7/24/2014 10:32:08 AM)

Saving seeds from vegetables and flowers for use in a future garden is a time-honored tradition. Kenny Burgamy gets some tips from UGA gardening experts to help backyard gardeners continue the practice.

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VIDEO: Field Day Gives Sneak Peek At Sunbelt Expo Demonstration Crops

(7/24/2014 10:31:08 AM)

The fields at Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie were opened recently for the Expo's annual Field Day. It provided an opportunity to see how the Expo's field crops are looking, as well as a chance to learn about some of the latest techniques and technologies that keep Georgia Agriculture growing. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the report.

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VIDEO: Farmstead Of The Future Under Construction At UGA's Tifton Campus

(7/24/2014 10:28:32 AM)

After years of planning, the Future Farmstead on the University of Georgia's Tifton Campus is now just months away from being completed. It's a net-zero energy house that combines advanced building materials with internet-based monitoring and control systems. Damon Jones takes a closer look at this unique project.

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South Georgia Farmers Hope Satsumas Produce Sweet Results

(7/23/2014 10:12:06 AM)

A popular citrus crop commonly grown by homeowners has become a highly sought after commodity for some south Georgia farmers. And one University of Georgia Extension agent believes Satsuma oranges will soon be a valuable crop.

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Chicken Consumption Up 17 Percent in U.S.

(7/23/2014 10:10:43 AM)

More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers' plates, according to new research presented today at the National Chicken Council's Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Ga.

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Pecan Grower Concerns Sweeping South Georgia

(7/23/2014 10:08:25 AM)

Pecan tree leaves are dropping earlier than usual in orchards and small groves around South Georgia, causing growers to scratch their heads.

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Georgia Poultry Lab Looking At Fall Opening

(7/22/2014 1:20:31 PM)

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in mid-fall.

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Nomination Deadline Nears For FSA County Committees

(7/22/2014 1:18:41 PM)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Proclaims August 3-9 National Farmers Market Week

(7/22/2014 1:17:06 PM)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, "National Farmers Market Week". Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation's thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.

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Craven Hudson Joins Georgia 4-H As Associate State Leader

(7/22/2014 1:15:24 PM)

The son of a former Extension home demonstration agent, Craven Hudson grew up in 4-H. Now he's set to help lead Georgia's 4-H program as its new associate state leader.

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Beet Armyworms Feed On Pigweed, Potential For Move To Cotton

(7/22/2014 1:13:34 PM)

Beet armyworms (BAW) feeding on escaped pigweeds have been reported from some areas of south Georgia. Hot and dry conditions like we have experienced in recent weeks is favorable for BAW reproduction. We last observed BAWs feeding on pigweed to any degree in 2009.

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As China's Cotton Acres Shrink, Door Opens For More U.S. Sales

(7/21/2014 1:11:32 PM)

China is growing less cotton - millions of bales less - and that spells opportunity for the U.S., despite China having 50 million to 60 million bales of its own cotton sitting in reserves.

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Annual Horse Owner Seminar Set at UGA

(7/18/2014 2:17:30 PM)

Horse owners will get the latest research-based information on how to care for their animals at the University of Georgia 2014 Horse Owner's Seminar and Trade Show set for Aug. 9 at the UGA Livestock Arena in Athens.

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New UGA Blog A Resource For Georgia Community gardeners

(7/18/2014 2:16:04 PM)

A new online blog has been created to help connect Georgia community gardeners with resources from University of Georgia Extension and The Center for Urban Agriculture.

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New Disease Hits Vidalia Onion Crop

(7/18/2014 2:14:26 PM)

Georgia is the only state that produces sweet Vidalia onions. It's also the only state where onion farmers are tackling a new disease - yellow bud.

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