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.
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.
by Levi Russell Recent tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union (EU) have resulted in retaliation in the form of tariffs on a range of U.S. exports to those countries. Incomplete lists can be found here, but the biggest concerns...
by Adam N. Rabinowitz and Yangxuan Liu Southern Georgia has seen a lot of rain during the month of May. The table below shows the precipitation and number of rainy days in 2018 compared to the average from 2015-2017 for four selected areas in southern GA. Precipitation in 2018 has been,...
By Don Shurley, Yangxuan Liu and Adam N. Rabinowitz The legislative process leading to the next farm bill has now begun. The current 2014 farm bill will end with the 2018 crop year. On April 18, the House Agriculture Committee approved The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2). ...
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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.