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Producer Education Meetings on WHIP, MFP and ARC/PLC

The University of Georgia Extension and Georgia FSA are hosting producer education meetings throughout the state of Georgia the first full week of October. Topics include 2018 Farm Bill, WHIP, MFP, ARC and PLC programs. Meetings will be held Oct. … Continue reading

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Trade and Disaster Assistance Available to Georgia Agricultural Producers Impacted by Tariffs and Natural Disasters

Agricultural producers are facing tough times.  Under the direction of President Donald Trump and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to ensuring producers suffer minimal financial impact from the wrath of Mother Nature and trade tariffs implemented by … Continue reading

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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus … Continue reading

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New UGA scientist will study soil makeup on Tifton campus

Georgia feels like home for Ghana-native soil scientist Henry Sintim, and that’s what drew him to the University of Georgia Tifton campus. Sintim joined the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on Aug. 1 as an assistant professor in … Continue reading

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USDA Opens 2019 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

(Washington, D.C., September 3, 2019) – Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular safety net programs, for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either … Continue reading

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UGA Extension precision agriculture specialist advocates use of downforce at planting

Georgia farmers with reduced plant stands can help alleviate those problems next season by correcting settings and using downforce on their planters, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist and precision agriculture expert. Downforce is the … Continue reading

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Georgia peanut farmers need to scout fields for explosive foliar disease

Georgia farmers need to be wary of peanut rust disease after it was discovered in a field in Tift County last week, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Albert Culbreath. He said that rust doesn’t occur in Georgia every … Continue reading

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Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day set for Sept. 4, 2019, in Tifton, Georgia

The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Tifton, Georgia. The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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UGA Extension peanut agronomist cautions dryland producers about future of this year’s crop

Current drought conditions could negatively influence Georgia peanut farmers’ plans for this year’s dryland crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. While some fields are just a few weeks away from harvest, Monfort cautions growers … Continue reading

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UGA honors producers at annual Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting

The University of Georgia Peanut Team honored Georgia’s top peanut producers this weekend at the annual Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting held on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Fifteen farmers/farms were recognized Saturday, Aug. 10, at the yearly meeting held to salute … Continue reading

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