Summer annual grasses are important forage crops in the Southeast. They have a significant fit in our forage systems to fill in the summer forage gap in the Fescue Belt and as an emergency forage crop for dry summers or bare ground. They also fit well in situations where perennial warm season grasses are not desired or do not fit the circumstances. Many producers use summer annuals for high tonnage and quality. But choosing the right species and variety can be an important decision. [Full Story »]
As our roses have leafed back out, I thought it might be good to remind everyone of some of the insect and disease issues you’re likely to run into this spring and summer with your roses. [Full Story »]
I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that the backbone of Madison County agriculture is its commercial poultry industry. The same is true for much of northeast Georgia. Because of that, protecting the health and viability of the poultry system is important. University of Georgia poultry specialists and veterinarians across the state monitor the various diseases that affect commercial and backyard flocks and cause production losses and even mass mortalities.
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On Monday, Gov. Nathan Deal released the final report and recommendations from the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created last year to identify and provide solutions to address the financial struggles of Georgia’s rural hospitals. [Full Story »]
As the next step in Georgia’s highly successful criminal justice reforms of the past several years, legislation proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal is now being considered to combine the supervision functions of three state agencies into a new Department of Community Supervisions. [Full Story »]
As reported last week, the Transportation Funding Act introduced by the chairman of the House Transportation Committee is a work in progress and has already been significantly amended from its original form. A Transportation subcommittee approved the amended version of the legislation on Feb. 9.
The Georgia State Senate convened last week for days 9, 10 and 11 of the 2015 legislative session.
Senate Appropriations subcommittees met throughout the week to review HB 75, the supplemental appropriations bill for FY 2015. [Full Story »]