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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 03-27-2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended March 27, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-March 27, 2020, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 5,500 head compared to 5,104 last week and 14,320 …

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Georgia NRCS Conservation Easements Sign Up Ends March 31

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia reminds landowners that in order to be considered for the fiscal year 2020 funding pool for the  Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), applications must be submitted by March 31, 2020. The ACEP, created through the 2014 Farm Bill and reauthorized in the 2018 Farm Bill, is a program that has two components, known …

Coronavirus Pandemic Impacting UGA Ag Research

Clint Thompson Georgia, Research

By Clint Thompson The coronavirus pandemic has cancelled sports, schools and large gatherings for the near future and is impacting agricultural research at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES). According to UGA CAES Associate Dean for Research Allen Moore, the plan that’s been implemented for researchers within the college is don’t start any new …

Proactive Measures from the Georgia Produce Safety Program

Clint Thompson Fruits, Georgia, Vegetables

Due to Covid 19, the Georgia Produce Safety Program, through the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), has announced proactive measures to help producers across the state. Education and Outreach Associate, Elizabeth Stalvey, has more details.  GDA would like to remind everyone that COVID-19 is not a foodborne disease and there is no evidence that it can be transmitted through food …

Georgia Citrus Meeting Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Clint Thompson Citrus, Georgia

By Clint Thompson The Spring Citrus Update, scheduled for March 31 in Valdosta, Georgia, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Jake Price, University of Georgia Extension Coordinator for Lowndes County, confirmed that the meeting was called off with no plans of when it will be rescheduled. The meeting was expected to draw a huge contingent of interested producers …

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Vidalia® Onions Set to Ship April 16

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Vegetables

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Announces Official Pack Date for 2020 (GDA) — For Vidalia® onion fans, spring doesn’t officially start until the iconic vegetable ships to stores around the country. This year, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee have set April 16, 2020, as the official pack date for America’s favorite sweet onion. “Along with the Vidalia Onion …

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Georgia Cattle Producers Urged to Sign Up for Block Grants

Clint Thompson Georgia, Weather

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is currently accepting online applications for the Farm Recovery Block Grants program from farmers and forest landowners affected by Hurricane Michael. Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) Executive Vice President, Dale Sandlin, wants producers to know GDA has posted the veterinarian certification of damage information to the farm recovery website.   Georgia farmers and forest landowners …

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Georgia Cotton Issues Discussed in Washington

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

Before the height of the coronavirus and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives shutting down their offices to visitors, a few folks from Georgia made a trip to our nation’s capital. Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) Executive Director, Richey Seaton, explains some of what was discussed. For more information, can contact the GCC office in Perry.

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GPC Research Focuses on Helping Farmers be More Sustainable

Clint Thompson Georgia, Peanuts

By Clint Thompson Research funding totaling $739,693 was approved by the Georgia Peanut Commission’s board of directors during its March meeting. It encompasses 40 project proposals from the University of Georgia, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Donald Chase, Research Committee chairman for the Georgia Peanut Commission, believes the approved research project funding for the upcoming 2020-21 …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 03-21-2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended March 21, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-March 20, 2020, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 5,100 head compared to 11,073 last week and 14,577 …