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US turkey numbers at 28-year low, record wholesale prices precede Thanksgiving

...after the widespread 2012 drought in an attempt to stifle losses, says Corinne Alexander, a Purdue University agricultural economist. Plus, many farmers are using feed that they bought in the wake of the drought, which cost more than the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-16/us-turkey-numbers-28-year-
South Carolina posts record farm income last year

...reported Monday. Hal Harris, an extension service agricultural economist, predicts farm income will set another record...world market, Harris said. Another Clemson agricultural economist, Johnny Jordan, said farmers can expect costs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/28/biz_203202.shtml
XXX Bizarre
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-
Buying the farm

...in north Georgia, says University of Georgia agricultural economist John Bergstrom. The reason is simple, he says...prices even higher, said Bill Givan, also a UGA agricultural economist. "There's still a lot of money around looking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/07/bus_346950.shtml
Business
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
Metro
Soybean shortage may push food prices a bit higher this summer

...are destined to, some would call it, run out of soybeans at our current usage rate," said Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt. "We cannot continue to use them at the rate we are." In August, the nation could be "down to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/24/bus_413234.shtml
Business
Will Georgia become a banana republic?

...Taiwan. These countries can successfully grow and produce bananas. If they can, Georgia can, too," said agricultural economist Greg Fonsah, who previously worked with banana growers in places such as Cameroon and South Africa. Banana...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/27/foo_441020.shtml
Food
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
Business
Mad cow scare hurts Midwest meatpacking belt

...relatively few, mainly because domestic demand for steak and hamburger has remained strong, said Ted Schroeder, an agricultural economist at Kansas State University. About 10 percent of U.S. beef is exported. "The total number of cattle here...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/21/bus_401740.shtml
Business
Marketing clubs help farmers find way to generate cash

...producers minimize their risk and boost their profits. "It's a risky environment," said Kevin McNew, an agricultural economist at Montana State University. "Over the years, everyone in agriculture has tried to educate producers about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/10/bus_442322.shtml
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