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Agricultural and Applied Economics Cooperative Extension faculty provide economics education and applied research in the areas of production economics and farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy (commodity and conservation government programs), labor and taxation.

Georgia Agricultural Policy Updates

Changes to agricultural policies may impact Georgia farmers. Extension economists have created a variety of resources to educate growers on what they need to know in terms of policies and the impacts that changes to those policies might have on their farm operations. 

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Publication: Surviving the Farm Economy Downturn Posted by on Mar 16, 2018

by Levi Russell A new publication entitled “Surviving the Farm Economy Downturn” is now available online free of charge. The publication provides a general farm economy outlook as well as discussions of topics such as risk reduction, cost control, alternative crops, livestock sales during drought, crop insurance, ARC and PLC...

Information on Livestock Emissions Reporting Posted by on Mar 7, 2018

A recent court case striking down the agricultural exemption for reporting under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) means that many producers will have to start reporting complicated emissions information in May of this year. Currently, a federal Senate bill is being considered that will make the...

Understanding Your Generic Base Conversion Options With the Seed Cotton Program Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

by Don Shurley and Adam N. Rabinowitz We have developed a third publication in a series of fact sheets on the new seed cotton program. Included in this document is a little history of what happened with the 2014 farm bill that led to the development of the seed cotton...

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More about AAEC's Extension program

Agricultural and applied economics Extension faculty are located in Tifton and Athens. Commodity-specific program responsibilities include beef cattle, corn, cotton, dairy, fruits and vegetables, hogs, horticulture and the green industry, pasture and forages, peanuts, pecans, poultry, soybeans, tobacco, wheat and other small grains.

Education and applied research programs are delivered to clientele through presentations at county, state, national and industry meetings, numerous publications, web-based materials, PowerPoint slide sets and computerized decision aids.