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Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

...price of food at both restaurants and grocery stores is predicted to go up 2 to 3 percent in 2015, according to agricultural economist Annemarie Kuhns with the Agriculture Department's Economic Research Service.Only 4.7 cents of every dollar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-25/fueled-oil-agriculture-sec
California cage law expected to increase egg prices

...increased exports to Mexico and Canada also contributed to a year-end spike, he said.Daniel Sumner, an agricultural economist at the University of California, Davis, said prices initially could rise dramatically this year but he expects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-01/california-cage-law-expect
Oil prices could cut into ethanol profits, but demand strong with federal biofuel mandate

...billion gallons as long as gasoline consumption remains around 135 billion gallons a year, University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin said. That could grow if consumers ? spurred by low gas prices ? decide to drive more or invest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/oil-prices-could-cut-ethan
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-
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
Business
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
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
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
Business
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