Georgia Beef Board

Talking Beef with Georgia Marathon Runners

Last month, the Georgia Beef Board attended an event where members were able to talk about beef with a large number of marathon runners. In the Georgia beef checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia says members were able to talk about the benefits of beef for a runner’s diet.  

Georgia corn

Georgia Tobacco Producers Overwhelmingly Approve Continued Tobacco Assessment

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture Georgia tobacco producers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of fifty cents per hundredweight of tobacco for an additional three years—90.6% of the eligible ballots returned voted yes.  The balloting period for the market order was conducted from March 1st to March 30th. The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Tobacco utilizes funds received for …

cattle inventory livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending April 14th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended April 14th, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 13,200 head compared to 9,741 last week and 10,036 year ago. Compared to …

Georgia Cotton Commission

Georgia Cotton Commission Says Cottonseed Designation Efforts Continue

Efforts continue to help producers with a cottonseed designation. According to the National Cotton Council (NCC), in recent testimony before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee from Bronwood, Ga. said, “cotton must be brought back into the farm law’s Title I commodity policy as it is the only program crop …

cattle inventory livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending April 7th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended April 7th, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 8,700 head compared to 11,378 last week and 10,014 year ago. Compared to one …

chickens

Avian Influenza Testing Continues in Georgia

It was early last week when the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County, Georgia has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). No other positive cases have been found since, but State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb says testing continues. Owners of poultry flocks …