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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Farm cattleHere are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending January 6th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.
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Dr. Peng Chee Receives 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award

Dr. Peng Chee (right) receives the 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award from Dr. Tom Brooks of Americot.

Dr. Peng Chee (right) receives the 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award from Dr. Tom Brooks of Americot.

Dr. Peng Chee, a professor of Cotton Molecular Genetics/Breeding at the University of Georgia’s Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, is the recipient of the 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award.

The announcement was made during the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference, which convened as part of the National Cotton Council-coordinated 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. In recognition, Dr. Chee received a plaque and a monetary award. Read the rest of this entry »

Settlement Sought in Florida-Georgia Water War

The News Service of Florida

newserviceflorida-logo settlementA special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court has given Florida and Georgia a Jan. 24 deadline “to reach a framework for settlement” of a contentious legal fight over water rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference set for Thursday, Jan. 19

Georgia Peanut Farm Show
Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operation with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 41st annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 19, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peanut farmers and those involved in the peanut industry will be able to learn more about the latest products, services and peanut research at the 2017 Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission. Read the rest of this entry »

Working to Better Understand Food Allergy’s

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A new study indicates there are major gaps in understanding food allergies among the general public, patients with food allergies and even doctors. According to a story from Tyron Spearman, the way people view food allergy conditions and treatment can have a serious effect on the security of people with those allergies. Read the rest of this entry »

Register Now for Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting

Georgia Cotton Commission
The Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop is coming up January 25 in Tifton. GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton is encouraging producers to register for the annual event. Read the rest of this entry »

UGA Student Pleased to be a Georgia Beef Team Member

Georgia Beef Board
The Georgia Beef Board’s Beef Team was out this past semester talking with consumers around the state. One of those Beef Team members, University of Georgia (UGA) student Sarah Jane Thomason, really enjoyed the experience. Read the rest of this entry »

November Egg Production Up 10 Percent

chicken eggs egg productionUnited States egg production totaled 8.53 billion during November 2016, up 10 percent from last year. Production included 7.44 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 81.0 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2016 averaged 367 million, up 7 percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,328 eggs, up 3 percent from November 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Dock Poultry Pricing Suspended Indefinitely

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The Georgia Department of Agriculture has suspended the Georgia Dock weekly chicken-price index indefinitely. The Department this week announced the move, ending the index that companies operating in that state have used to determine prices for nearly 45 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Receives Funding for Three RCPP Projects

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and partners have announced an investment of up to $225 million towards 88 conservation projects funded through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Three of those projects are in Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »

Talking about Washington and Impacts to Peanut Industry

National Peanut Board

Tyron Spearman

Bob Redding of the Redding Firm recently said that while there will be some changes in the House and Senate ratio’s for the 115th Congress, most of the Agricultural Leadership will remain in place for the 2018 Farm Bill. And Tyron Spearman reports Capitol Hill peanut leadership is well-positioned with regard to senior policy slots on both the authorization and appropriations committees. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Cattlemen Look Ahead to Legislative Issues

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Thoughts about what’s coming up in 2017 are taking place in many minds, including those with the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. GCA’s Executive Vice President Will Bentley says that includes issues for the upcoming legislative session…

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