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Wheeler and Jeff Davis County Extension

Proud to Be a Farmer

I don’t want this blog to just become a site for re-posting things but this made me smile this morning and I thought it may brighten someone’s day.

9 Truths about Being a Farmer That Should Make You Proud to be One

By Lynne Hayes – Growing America
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Georgia Verified Program and Georgia Beef Challenge

Georgia Verified Program Enrollment forms for this program are being developed.   The first sale is November 9, 2017 at Northeast GA Livestock. If you are interested in participating in this inaugural sale, be aware the calves would have needed to be weaned by September 25 (yesterday.)  Please let you county…
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Forage Questions Answered

Frequently asked questions ANSWERED from UGA Forage Specialist, Dennis Hancock.   1) Winter grazing seed costs (why they are high) and choices: https://youtu.be/U87FnL-1Wy4 2) Black oats vs. forage oats for grazing and baleage: https://youtu.be/BgfP9VRYYmU 3) Why timing the last cutting of bermudagrass is important: https://youtu.be/aXlc2w7PLMw
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How Generic Base Could Be Treated – Update from Don Shurley

With the 2014 farm bill, cotton base on a farm became Generic Base. If you’ll recall, cotton base on a farm was frozen (could not be increased or decreased) but all other bases on the farm (bases of “covered commodities” like corn, soybeans, peanuts, wheat, etc.) could be retained as is or reallocated based on acres planted 2009-2012.
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