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Future heads of family farms, students at Missouri tap into data

...teach ag students how to repair combines or learn the proper chemical mixes of common fertilizers, students in agricultural economist Kevin Moore's "Returning to the Farm" class create business plans using financial information from their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-12/future-heads-family-farms-
Corn estimates drop amid deepening drought

...That's a very small portion of the $4 or so consumers might pay for that box of cereal.Dennis Conley, an agricultural economist in University of Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said he expected to see nominally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-08-10/corn-estimates-drop-amid-d
Some food prices should drop soon

...that wasn't the case this year because the cold stretched further south than usual, said Gary Lucier, an agricultural economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.The result was the biggest one-month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-23/some-food-prices-should-dr
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Tobacco production bounces back after decline

...was because a weak dollar and rising currencies overseas, said Blake Brown, a North Carolina State University agricultural economist. The U.S. is expected to remain the world's fourth-largest tobacco grower throughout this decade, trailing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/26/bus_501572.shtml
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New bill would cut farm spending

...farmers, but it's far too early to determine how many Georgia growers would be affected, said Don Shurley, an agricultural economist with the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Service office in Tifton. Agriculture Secretary Mike...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/01/met_114822.shtml
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Subsidies prop up cotton country

...taxpayers to already wealthy growers. Farmers and agricultural economists argue the subsides have cushioned cotton country...for cotton. Without that money, farmers and agricultural economists say there wouldn't be much cotton grown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/17/bus_563423.shtml
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Number of horses rises in Georgia

...If you look at the Farm Gate numbers, (the number of horses) has gone way, way up," said Kent Wolfe, an agricultural economist with the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. "Each year the numbers seem to go up." Today...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/23/bus_451069.shtml
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Running a bunny farm keeps workers hopping

...said. "It's just like raising hogs or chickens. They're for meat." Kent Wolfe, a University of Georgia agricultural economist who conducted a feasibility study for rabbit producers, said the industry needs to promote the meat and persuade...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/13/bus_358185.shtml
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Big pecan crop cuts grower prices

...Everything is down from where it was last year," he said. But Wojciech Florkowski, a University of Georgia agricultural economist, said he doubts the lower prices will be passed on to consumers. Retail prices have remained steady at about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/20/bus_327967.shtml
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Expert warns of third year of drought

...outlook proves true, that could also spell trouble for the state's farmers, according to John McKissick, an agricultural economist with University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Service. "If it happens, obviously it's going to cut...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/02/met_282233.shtml
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