Bacon County Ag Update

USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REEP)

There are some Energy Efficiency Grant funds available through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REEP). This program is available to increase the energy efficiency Irrigation pumps, Poultry Houses, and Dairy farms. Irrigation Pumps- Used to convert from diesel to electric. Possibly it could be used to upgrade to more…
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Cotton Marketing News April

Don Shurley, UGA Extension, says that old and new crop prices are improving.  Follow the link for information on USDA’s production and supply/demand numbers, world stocks and strategies for pricing 2015 cotton crop. Click here for Cotton Marketing News link CMN04092015
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Avian Influenza Update

With the recent detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) in commercial turkey flocks in several states, this newsletter is being provided to answer questions regarding this disease. Since December 2014 there have been reports of Avian Influenza in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas and most recently Kansas. The virus was first detected in wildlife and backyard flocks. Thus far it has been diagnosed in turkey flocks in CA, MN, MO, and AR. This disease is easily passed among birds but it does not easily pass to humans. It is also important to remember that humans will not contract avian influenza through consumption of properly prepared poultry meat and eggs. The information below is provided for use when discussing the AI. It is important to emphasize that no AI has been detected in Georgia as of this date.
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March Forage Team Newsletter

This issue of the UGA extension Forage Team Newsletter has articles on weed control, Bermudagrass Variety Selection and Fertilization tips. There is also some information on the Southeast Hay Contest. Download the newsletter file here: Forage Team Newsletter Volume 3-Issue 1 March2015
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