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GAEMN weather station on the Stripling Irrigation Park in Camilla, Ga. CAES News
Monitoring weather
The Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network, operated by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is in jeopardy due to key faculty and funding losses. Georgia farmers depend on the network for weather, soil and water information that helps them make the quick decisions needed to efficiently produce their crops.
Nathan Smith is a farm economist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension on the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga. CAES News
Guarded optimism
Farming is a volatile business, one with enthusiastic highs matched with devastating falls.
Birds look for food on a snowy winter day. CAES News
Cold winter
Cold temperatures and heavy snow crippled north Georgia in January. Despite heavier-than-normal snowfall, precipitation amounts were below normal, increasing drought conditions across the state.
John McKissick gives the 2011 Ag Forecast in Gainesville, Ga., on Monday, Jan. 24. CAES News
Ag Forecast 2011
Georgia farmers are staring at record prices this year for the crops they grow. But high crop prices aren’t good for all, particularly for those who raise animals, said a University of Georgia economist.
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November weather
Temperatures were close to normal across Georgia last month. But rainfall varied greatly, ranging from wetter than normal in the north to significantly below normal along the coast.
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Drought is back
Drought conditions have expanded over the past three months to include most of Georgia. The major exceptions are north-central and northeast Georgia, where conditions are rated as abnormally dry. Additionally, Bibb, Crawford, Macon, Peach and Houston counties are classified as being abnormally dry.
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Dry, warm winter
Georgia will likely experience a warmer-than-normal and drier-than-normal winter and early spring. Heating demand for this winter should be much less than last winter. Unfortunately, recharge of soil moisture, groundwater, streams and reservoirs will probably also be less than normal.
Farm workers load trays filled with vegetable transplants onto a truck at a greenhouse in Tifton, Ga. CAES News
Agribusiness degree
The new agribusiness major focuses on the “money side” of agriculture, giving students a head start on the diverse management, marketing and financial strategies associated with agriculture, the state’s No. 1 industry.
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Fall weather?
Georgia's warm and dry weather continued in October. Drought in southeast Georgia increased and record-high temperatures were tied or set at many locations.
Cotton is harvested in Colquitt County, Georgia. Cotton prices for the 2010 crop are around $1.20 per pound, the highest ever. The historic cotton prices aren't expected to last for next year's crop, but they are expected to be good for most Georgia-grown row crops. CAES News
High prices
Cotton prices right now are the highest in history. Prices for other Georgia-grown row crops are riding high, too. And the ride could last well into next year, say University of Georgia farm economists.