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 Yangxuan Liu, John R. C. Robinson, and Don Shurley On April 4th, 2018, China announced a potential 25 percent increase in import tariffs on major U.S. origin agricultural commodities in retaliation to a series of tariffs proposed by the United States. United States upland cotton is one of the...
By Dr. Esendugue Greg Fonsah The U.S. and Chinese Trade War will have a negative impact on the Georgia pecan industry if not resolved. The United States produces 80% of the world’s pecans and Georgia remains the number one producer of pecans with a record 50-70% exported to China for...
By Yangxuan Liu, Esendugue Greg Fonsah, Levi Russell, Adam N. Rabinowitz, and Don Shurley The uncertainty in trade policy between China and the U.S. creates concerns among the agricultural community. We recently released an extension publication, named The Impacts of China and United States Trade and Tariff Actions on Georgia...
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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.