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Braves: Comparing contact rates for new players

...contact in the lineup. They've dealt away impact talent like Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis, all serious producers but hitters who don't make consistent contact within the strike zone or avoid strikeouts. The three were obviously dealt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-01-25/braves-compa
Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

...ranchers."Every movement we make in farming takes fuel," Kansas cattle rancher and hay grower Randy Cree said.Livestock producers in the Midwest and vegetable growers in the Sun Belt alike are reaping the immediate benefits. And with average retail gas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-25/fueled-oil-agriculture-sec
Now ask yourself this

...governments that support radical Muslim extremists, and these same countries are now attempting to put American oil and gas producers out of business so Americans will come knocking once again on their door and start paying more for our gas?? Am I willing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-22/now-ask-yourself
Biz Bits

...JAMES GAYAward/honor: Named top producer of the month for December by First Bank...JOHN CHANDLERAward/honor: Named top producer of the month for December by Georgia...KEVIN MCDOUGALAward/honor: Named top producer of the month for December by Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-16/biz-bits
High dollar dents company earnings

...prolonged drop in profits risks rattling investors and pressuring stocks.Among major industries, technology companies and producers of energy and raw materials generally derive the highest percentage of revenue from abroad, according to S&P Dow Jones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-16/high-dollar-dents-company-
Wine Time: Stemmari Dalila 2012, Sicily

...table wine or the sweet fortified wine known as Marsala. Quantity was valued over quality.In the past 30 years or so, some producers have begun to change that, investing in replanting vineyards and building modern wineries. The result is some outstanding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-01-20/wine-time-stemmari-da
Milk industry braces for bust after 2014 boom

...something that no farmer likes to do ... it doesn't feel good to just dump it out," New York-based Northeast Dairy Producers Association board director Jon Greenwood said.And with an excess of milk in the international market, prices for milk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-18/milk-industry-braces-bust-
Oil prices could cut into ethanol profits, but demand strong with federal biofuel mandate

...cheap oil prices prompt oil producers to scale back their operations...easier and cheaper for ethanol producers to deliver their product...the fourth-largest ethanol producer in the U.S.But even if...Great Recession. Ethanol producers have consolidated, reduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/oil-prices-could-cut-ethan
Georgia legislator, governor undecided on how to fund road work

...needed in the state's growing motion-picture industry that has drawn production away from California with tax credits."Producers will not wait if we delay (in training workers). They will simply film somewhere else. Georgia can't afford for another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-13/georgia-legislator-gover
A crude tax

...are found in the same circles as the nanny-staters who gleefully seek to extract billions of dollars a year from energy producers and consumers.History has shown time and again that when the masses have access to affordable, plentiful and reliable energy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-15/crude-tax