From: News Service of Florida As Florida and Georgia try to settle a complicated water-use dispute this month, Alabama has filed a letter saying it may need to intervene if its water resources are impacted.
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. Tyron Spearman has more details about this year’s event.
The “water war” continues to plague the southeastern states of Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The three drought-ridden states have been pinned against each other over two river systems that supply water to the Southeast. The problem is that there is not enough water to satisfy each state. Georgia and Alabama are fighting over control of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin.
Key findings for the Southern Region from the Crop Production 2016 Summary Alabama: Corn for grain production for 2016 totaled 37.8 million bushels, up 5 percent from 2015. Cotton planted area is up 10 percent from last year and production is estimated at 705,000 bales, a 27 percent increase. If realized, this will be a record high yield of 987 …
With another semester underway for college students across the state, the Georgia Beef Board’s Beef Team is getting set to head out once again. In the beef checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia with the Georgia Beef Board says this time around, it’s the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Beef Team who will be conducting cooking demos.
The News Service of Florida A 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.
Casualties were reported as a result of Monday’s multiple storms that covered many Southeastern states. Rod Bain has the details.
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.
Everett Griner talks about the long time water war may be ending soon in today’s Agri View.