Georgia Budget Includes Funds for UGA Poultry Science

Clint Thompson Georgia

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences benefited from the new budget signed by Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday, Monday 10. Georgia’s budget for the fiscal year 2022 includes $21.7 million for the construction of phase one of a new Poultry Science Complex on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus. The project will increase the size of …

Latest U.S. Drought Monitor Update

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia

Except for a small part of South Florida and portions of South Carolina and North Carolina, the Southeast has sufficient moisture, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Georgia and Alabama received enough rainfall this past week to where there are no parts of either state that are abnormally dry. The only part of Florida that is abnormally dry is the …

USDA Releases Final 2020 Cotton Report

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia

The United States Department of Agriculture released its 2020 final all cotton production report on Wednesday. Becky Sommer with the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Washington D.C. has the final numbers: The 2020 final all cotton production was estimated at 14.6 million 480-pound bales, 27% lower than the 2019 crop. The United States yield for all cotton is estimated at 847 pounds per …

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Factors to Consider During Cotton Planting

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

Georgia cotton producers have begun planting this year’s crop. According to the University of Georgia (UGA) Cotton Team Newsletter, there are various factors to consider when planting your crop. One pertains to varieties that are not included in the on-farm variety trials. “Although the on-farm variety trial does a great job of evaluating varieties across a wide range of environments, …

Virtual Beekeeping Institute Offering Educational Resources for Apiarists

Clint Thompson Georgia

Anyone interested in learning about bees is invited to register for the 29th Young Harris College/University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute. It will be a two-day virtual format on May 13 and 14. Registration is available through today. The cost is $40 and covers two days of presentations from prominent beekeeping educators and scientists for both experienced beekeepers and beginning apiarists. …

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GBB Celebrating Beef Month in Georgia

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

It’s a special time of the year for the Georgia Beef Board (GBB). May is Beef Month in Georgia, and the GBB is celebrating all things beef, says GBB Director of Public Relations Taylor Evans. For more information about May Beef Month or to contact the GBB office in Macon, call 478-474-1815 or go to their website,


Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions Seeking Nominations

Clint Thompson Georgia

Multiple Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions are seeking nominations for positions of individuals whose terms are set to expire. The deadline for receiving nominations is Thursday, May 30, 2021. To be eligible to serve on a Commodity Commission, a person must be a producer of the commodity of the commission, commit to attend meetings and represent the producers of the commodity. …

GCC Encourages Nominations for Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds cotton producers who are interested in serving on the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission, the deadline to receive nominations is Thursday, May 30. To serve on a Commodity Commission, a person must be a producer of that commodity, commit to attend meetings and represent the producers of that commodity. Those interested in …

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Livestock Market Report Week Ending 5-7-2021

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended May 7, 2021, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended May 7, 2021, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 8,900 head compared to 16,847 last week and …