Mitchell County Ag News

Cotton Ginning Assistance

USDA Provides Targeted Assistance to Cotton Producers to Share in the Cost of Ginning   One-time Payments to Begin in July to Assist with 2016 Ginning Season   WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will…
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GA Farm Monitor: Mitchell County Cotton Production Meeting!

Here is a portion of the most recent Georgia Farm Monitor. One month ago they came to Mitchell Co. and filmed the cotton production meeting. They interviewed Dr. Jared Whitaker and myself on the importance of our production meetings! There were some tough questions asked about how weather affects the crop and also the low prices we will face this year…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ESoa6RiffA
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Reminder! Cotton Production Meeting Thursday 12:00!!

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This is the reminder for the 2016 Cotton Production Meeting! The meeting will be this Thursday, March 10th, at 12:00 pm in the Ag Center.  This year our speakers will be Drs. Jared Whitaker, Extension Cotton Agronomist, and Stanley Culpepper, Extension Weed Scientist. Please make sure to RSVP by Wednesday March 9th at 12:00 pm. You can call the office at 229-336-2066 my cell 229-336-6440 or email at ashirley@uga.edu. I look forward to see you all there!
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Valor Clean Out Issues??

Via Dr. Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Scientist; “Despite 15 years of on-farm use, I continue to receive frequent questions at winter grower meetings about cleaning sprayers of Valor residues.  The Valor label has very specific instructions about the correct method for sprayer clean-out.  These instructions are very labor/time intensive thus…
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