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Ag Forecast

first_imgSam Pardue, dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series set for Jan. 22 through Feb. 1. The annual meetings allow UGA agricultural economists to address Georgia’s farmers, lenders and agribusiness leaders about the latest trends and economic conditions in Georgia’s No. 1 industry — agriculture.At the seminar’s six locations across the state — Bainbridge, Carrollton, Lyons, Macon, Tifton and Watkinsville, Georgia — Pardue will discuss how CAES works with Georgia’s agricultural leaders and how the college works to help solve the issues facing rural Georgia.“Perhaps more than ever, the Ag Forecast is needed to assist farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and the organizations that support them to plan for the future,” Pardue said. “Uncertainty in weather, commodity prices, trade and access to markets, regulatory policy, and labor creates a challenging environment for Georgia producers. While we cannot predict the future, we can bring all the tools at our disposal to better inform our stakeholders in their decision-making processes.”CAES hosts the Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series every year. Those interested in attending the seminars can register at georgiaagforecast.com. Economists from the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and CAES Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics will present the economic outlook for Georgia’s producers with an emphasis on Georgia’s major commodities.“Ag Forecast provides producers, bankers and agribusiness leaders with a glimpse of what will happen in 2019. It presents data on how conditions in Georgia, the United States and the globe will impact producers here in Georgia,” said Kent Wolfe, director of the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.Participants will have the opportunity to meet with UGA faculty and UGA Cooperative Extension agents and will leave the meeting with a copy of the 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast book. It provides detailed outlooks of the major commodities produced in Georgia from scientists who work on the crop year-round.One topic that’s expected to be on the forefront is how Hurricane Michael will impact the future of Georgia agriculture. The storm devastated south Georgia agriculture on Oct. 10, 2018, causing more than $2.5 billion in crop losses. Since the hurricane moved through Georgia during harvest season, multiple crops were at extreme risk for damage.“The impact from Hurricane Michael will undoubtedly be a hot topic because it impacted a number of commodities in the state with potential global implications,” Wolfe said.Georgia’s cotton crop sustained between $550 and $600 million in losses, classified as immediate damage to commodities grown by Georgia producers. Pecans suffered $100 million in losses to its crop along with $260 million in losses to trees and $200 million in losses to future income. Other crop damages include $763 million in losses to timber, $20 million in losses to poultry houses, and $480 million in losses to vegetables.The 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast series will be held:Tuesday, Jan. 22: Macon, Georgia — Georgia Farm Bureau BuildingWednesday, Jan. 23: Carrollton, Georgia — Carroll County Ag CenterFriday, Jan. 25: Watkinsville, Georgia — Oconee County Civic CenterTuesday, Jan. 29: Lyons, Georgia — Toombs County Agri-CenterThursday, Jan. 31: Bainbridge, Georgia — Decatur County Agricultural CenterFriday, Feb. 1: Tifton, Georgia — Tifton Campus Conference CenterThe Tifton seminar will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet. All of the other seminars will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a networking lunch.The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series is presented by UGA CAES and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. For more information on the 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast series, visit georgiaagforecast.com or search for #gaagforecast on social media.last_img read more

Juve’s Paulo Dybala confirms positive coronavirus test

first_imgJuventus superstar Paulo Dybala has become the latest footballer to test positive for coronavirus. Dybala is the third Bianconeri star to test positive, after defender Daniele Rugani and World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi.   His girlfriend, Oriana, has also tested positive for COVID-19. They are currently in isolation together at the player’s home in Turin. Taking to social media, the Argentine confirmed: “Hello everyone, I wanted to inform you that we have just received the results of the Covid-19 test and both Oriana and I tested positive. “Luckily we are in perfect condition. Thank you for your messages and a greeting to all.” dybala confirmed testing positive to coronavirus SaturdayAdvertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dybala has already been in self isolation for 10 days, having voluntarily entered on March 11, a statement from the Italian champions has confirmed. “Paulo Dybala has undergone medical tests that revealed a positive result for Coronavirus-COVID19. “He has been in voluntary home isolation since Wednesday 11 March. “He will continue to be monitored, following the usual regime. He is well and is asymptomatic.” Read AlsoSaints coach Payton tests positive for COVID-19 Another player to confirm a positive test on Saturday was Spain-based China international Wu Lei. The 28-year-old, who plays for Espanyol, is also now self-isolating. Loading… Promoted Content9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair Color10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoProbably The World’s Most Beautiful Ceilings!The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino Animals7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

City Council Caucus Set For March 31

first_imgRipley County Republican Chair Ginger Bradford has announced the caucus to elect a District 3 City Council Member in Batesville.Bob Narwold accepted a position with the Batesville Buildings Department in March forcing him to vacate his seat on council due to state law.The caucus will be held at the Sherman House on Monday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.The location of District 3 caused some confusion for election officials last week. Since the district is in both Ripley and Franklin County, the caucus location was believed to be based on which county had the larger voter population in the district.State election officials clarified the situation, saying that is not the case.“It is a situation where all of Batesville votes on the each council seat,” Bradford said. “When I explained it to them at the state, and they realized their not running in district, but for a district, the whole city votes.”Voter population in each county of the district was not a determining factor for the caucus location.Four precinct committeemen will vote for a new council member next Monday. The committee is composed of John Moton, Don Dickey, Mike Weiler and Dogger Dickey, Bradford said.“Dogger Dickey will be representing Franklin County,” Bradford added.Batesville resident Jim Fritsch is the only citizen to file for the city council seat.last_img read more

Cech: Chelsea are right up there

first_img The Blues are chasing a first Premier League title since 2009/10, but won the Champions League in 2012 and the Europa League in 2013. Jose Mourinho has made it clear Chelsea are in a transitional period, but Cech is one of four survivors from his title-winning sides from his first spell in a squad full of talent and potential. Press Association “We need to rediscover our killer instinct in the way that when we have chances to kill games off we need to do it,” Cech added. “You can’t keep your opponent alive and it happened to us many times this year.” Chelsea drew at Arsenal on Monday after adopting a defensive approach which prompted home fans to label the visitors ‘boring’. Cech hit back at the criticism and could not resist pointing to Arsenal’s eight-year trophy drought. “Well in the end you count the titles,” he said. “If you have figure skating where you are judged by how nicely your routine is then obviously that is one point, but football is about points and goals and you need to get points to win trophies.” Petr Cech hopes Chelsea’s trophy-winning experience can prove crucial in the Barclays Premier League title race. In recent years Chelsea have been out of title contention by Christmas, but Mourinho’s men enter the Boxing Day bout with Swansea two points behind first-placed Liverpool, who lead Arsenal on goal difference and visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday. “We are right up there – we are two points (behind),” Cech said. “We don’t depend on anyone else. If we win our games we have a big chance of winning the title so it’s very positive and we know that we haven’t hit the best level of this team yet. We are improving and hopefully that will show. “We have won things in the past years which give us experience as a team so let’s see if we can use that as our advantage. “We have been in these situations many times fighting for the titles and playing under pressure before and after Christmas. “Towards the end of the season you have a lot of pressure because you need to get results and hopefully our experience will pay off.” Chelsea have made a stuttering start and lost away to Everton, Newcastle and Stoke, while strikers Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba – with five Premier League goals between them – are still to fully fire. Too often, according to Cech, Chelsea have let their opponents off the hook, making their own lives difficult. last_img read more