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.
An explanation of current proposals in cotton policy: this factsheet covers the proposal to establish seed cotton as a covered commodity, some details on the supplemental disaster funding bill, and what might happen to generic base.
by Don Shurley and Adam N. Rabinowitz This post presents a second fact sheet in a series of publications that briefly explain the basic workings of the new seed cotton program. Effective with the 2018 crop, “seed cotton” is now a covered commodity under Title I of the 2014 farm...
by Levi A. Russell The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 made some significant changes to the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers. These changes apply beginning with the 2018 calendar year and make the program more producer-friendly and substantially decrease premiums for Tier I coverage. The specific changes are as...
by Don Shurley and Adam N. Rabinowitz On the morning of February 9, 2018, the U.S. Congress passed budget legislation that included the designation of seed cotton as a covered commodity under the 2014 farm bill. The President has signed this legislation and it has become law. The document linked...
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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.