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Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics

How big is this peanut crop?

by Adam N. Rabinowitz The 2017 peanut harvest is well underway with over 70 percent of the Georgia crop dug and over 50 percent harvested.  While Hurricane Irma negatively impacted the cotton crop, there was no widespread negative impact on peanuts.  Both irrigated and dryland peanuts are looking good. Peanut…
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Southern Outlook Conference Presentations Available

by Levi Russell Last week in Atlanta Extension economists, lenders, and ag media met in Atlanta to discuss the market and policy outlook for agricultural commodities in the Southeast in the coming year. UGA economists presented the outlook for peanuts, timber, turfgrass, the green industry, cotton, poultry, and hogs. All…
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Planted Acres vs Base Acres

by Adam Rabinowitz There have been some comments from policymakers regarding the upcoming farm bill and the debate between planted acres and base acres.  Here is an explanation as to why base acres have been used and the potential impact of using planted acres. The 2014 Farm Bill contains provisions…
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