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Survey Says: Cotton Growers Asked to Provide Input on Deer

Dan Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

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Deer remain a problem for Georgia cotton farmers. Producers can voice their concerns to the Department of Natural Resources.

The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team encourage cotton producers to provide public input on the impact of deer in cotton fields. Growers can fill out an online survey.

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Camp Hand
UGA Extension Cotton Agronomist

The survey covers deer impacts on agriculture and gauges public perception on the deer population in their respective counties. Cotton farmers who elect to participate in the survey only have to respond to questions that directly affect them. The online survey will be closed at midnight on April 7.

“Based on the fact that they included a section to this survey on deer damage in agriculture, I would say that they know that we have a problem,” said Camp Hand, UGA Extension cotton agronomist. “Since they are asking for public input, I believe that we have a voice in this matter and need to use it. I encourage growers, county agents, consultants and others to fill this survey out. However, I strongly suggest that everyone put some thought into their responses when filling this out.”

Hand added that the deer issue in agriculture will not be solved by agricultural groups alone, but in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources and the outdoor sporting industry.

Source: Georgia Cotton Commission

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Clint Thompson

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