30 publications were found
on Agricultural & Applied Economics
2013 Vegetable Crops Research Report
This publication contains a report of research trials done on vegetable crops in Georgia in 2013.
Canola Production in Georgia
Growing canola profitably takes planning and good
management. All aspects of production from seed selection to harvest to marketing must be taken into account if the grower is to make a profit with this crop. Land preparation, fertility management, weed and other pest control, and timely harvest and marketing are all components of a good canola production package. Before you grow canola, dedicate …
Characteristics of Firms Engaged in Fruit and Vegetable Trade
The primary objectives of this research are (1) to determine, in depth, the nature and characteristics of U.S. and Latin American firms engaged in fruit and vegetable trade and (2) to determine, in depth, barriers to trade encountered by these firms. This information should be useful to firms already trading internationally in fruits and vegetables and those looking for international opportunities…
Commercial Blueberry Inventory and Prospectus, Georgia, 2002
Both rabbiteye and highbush blueberries are produced
in Georgia. The plants can produce a commercially viable
crop for years. The long-term nature of the investment in
the blueberry orchard calls for periodic updates on the
situation of the blueberry industry. Information about the
location of plants, varieties, plant age, and the use of cultural
practices are important in decisions to alloc…
Commercial Snap Bean Production in Georgia
This is an in-depth publication covering Culture and Varieties,
Soils and Fertility, Irrigation, Sprayers, Diseases, Insect Management, Weed Control, Food Safety and Sanitation, Harvest/Post-Harvest and Waste Management, Marketing, Production Costs, and Organic Production of commercial snap bean production in Georgia.
Commodity Options as Price Insurance for Cattlemen
One of the greatest risks cattle producers face is price risk. Price changes can come in the form of declining cattle prices for sellers, increasing cattle prices for buyers or increasing feed prices for feed users. Because of this risk, producers might want to “insure” feeder cattle, fed cattle or feed against unfavorable price movements, while still being able to take advantage of favorable pric…
Consumer Demand for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in the U.S. (1960-1993)
Price and expenditure elasticities at the retail level between 1960 and 1993 were estimated for 11 fresh fruits and 10 fresh vegetables by employing a composite demand system approach and using annual data. Most fresh fruits and vegetables were found to respond significantly to changes in their own prices but insignificantly
to changes in expenditures. The study partially incorporated the interdep…
Cutting Costs, Not Corners: Managing Cattle in Tough Times
Cutting costs allows producers to survive during trying times and also teaches valuable lessons that may actually increase profits in future years. Cutting corners, on the other hand, may save some money in the short-run but ultimately will have very detrimental effects.
Dairy Business Analysis Project: 1999 Summary for Florida and Georgia Dairies
The Dairy Business Analysis Project was initiated in 1996 to measure and document the financial performance of Florida dairy businesses using standardized accounting measures, so uniform comparisons could be made among participants. Formal collaboration between the Universities of Florida and Georgia began in 1998. This publication presents the results from fiscal year 1999 information.
Economic Impact of the Georgia Green Industry, 2013
The state of Georgia ranked ninth out of all states in 2013 for green industry (not including sod production, as this was not included in the analysis) economic contributions (including multiplier effects) to employment (64,066 jobs) and GDP ($3.79 billion) and tenth in total industry output ($6.72 billion). The largest individual sector in regard to output and employment both directly and indirec…
Economics of Farm Storage Buildings
It is widely accepted that storing farm equipment under a shelter is better than storing it outside and that hay stored in a barn is better than hay stored in the field. But how can we determine just how much a farm storage building is worth? The answer is different for every individual operation, but there are some guidelines that will help you make an intelligent decision about whether or not yo…
Estimating Crude Protein Variability and Savings of Broiler Feeds Using Microsoft Excel
This publication describes Microsoft Excel workbooks designed to calculate the effects of dividing ingredients into above- and below-average portions (2-bin method) and the costs of providing nutrients at specified confidence levels.
Financial Analysis of Methyl Bromide and Mulch Alternatives for Bell Pepper in Georgia
This publication contains a financial analysis of alternatives to methyl bromide and mulch for bell pepper in Georgia. This research is aimed at seeking the best fumigant substitute for methyl bromide (MB) along with the perfect mulch complement that effectively enhances production yield and profitability potential. The main goal of this report is to make the alternatives accessible to farmers
Forage Systems for Stocker Cattle
This publication provides a guide to the various forage systems that could be used for stocker development and provides guidelines for managing grazing or hay harvests for optimum forage yield and quality.
Georgia Farm Record Book
This publication is intended to provide you with a useful aid in the business management of your farming operation. Spaces is provided for recording farm receipts and expenses, capital transactions, inventories, credit accounts, net worth statements, crop records, and individual labor records for Social Security purposes.
Hurricane Michael’s Impact on Vegetable Production in Georgia
Weather events such as hurricanes, tropical storms, and severe rainfall are common to the Southeastern U.S. These events have the potential to cause severe economic damage to the region’s vegetable industry. On Oct. 10-11, Hurricane Michael made landfall on the panhandle of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane and moved northeast through southwest Georgia, causing significant damage to large portions…
Impacts of the Great Recession and Drought on the Environmental Horticulture Industry
The environmental horticulture industry, unlike many industries, is intricately connected to the national, regional, and local economy as plant and turfgrass sales ebb and flow with economic conditions. This publication updates readers on the national, regional, and local economic factors that have affected the environmental horticulture industry. Since the recession and drought of the mid-2000s, …
Initial Impacts of Hurricane Michael on the Green Industry
In coastal and piedmont areas of the Southeastern U.S., hurricanes are responsible for a large percentage of natural disaster-related damage to both crops and infrastructure, regardless of agricultural sector. This is evident in consideration of the effects of Hurricane Michael on Georgia’s green industry, which sustained substantial impacts. Initial damage due to outright destruction of plant mat…
Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments for Upland Cotton
The Agricultural Act of 2018 (2018 U.S. Farm Bill) extended the cotton commodity loan programs for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. Cotton commodity loan programs include the marketing assistance loan (MAL) program and the loan deficiency payment (LDP) program. These programs provide cotton producers with alternative marketing tools during periods of low cotton prices. Cotton producers can receiv…
Nutritional Response Models: A Workbook to Fit Data From Nutritional Experiments to Several Models
This Excel workbook will allow you to fit data from nutritional experiments to several models. It includes a PowerPoint presentation that shows you how to use the Excel workbook to fit several regression models to experimental data. The models may be used to estimate nutritional requirements or the most economical feeding levels of critical nutrients. All you need is Microsoft Excel (with macros e…
Organic Cover Crop Seed Production in Georgia
Cover crops are in essential part of an organic production system. Cereal rye and crimson clover are cover crops that are commonly used. If organic cover crop production is a viable enterprise for growers, it could improve the availability of varieties adapted to the Southeast; provide a source for locally grown seeds; and be another profit center for growers, seed cleaners, and local seed compani…
Production Costs vs. Feeding Value of Forages
Determining an equitable price for purchased forages is a necessary but often uncomfortable topic of discussion for feed growers and purchasers. Usually this discussion is in the context of corn silage; however, the same principles can be used in any discussion involving hay, baleage or grains. In order for an input market to be efficient, the price agreed upon by both buyers and sellers should ad…
Profitable Cattle Marketing for the Cow-Calf Producer
Profitable cattle marketing means producing the most profitable calf, selling through the most profitable market outlet and pricing at the most profitable time. Unfortunately, most cow-calf producers simply sell their calves. Marketing means choices on how or what to put on the market, where to market and when to price. The first step in becoming a cattle marketer is to recognize all your alternat…
Soil Salinity Testing, Data Interpretation and Recommendations
The University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories offer soil salinity testing to help farmers and the general public diagnose and manage problems associated with soil salinity. By definition, a saline soil contains excess soluble salts that reduce the growth of most crops or ornamental plants. This publication discusses soil salinity testing, data interpretation and re…
Southern Highbush Blueberry Marketing and Economics
To be more competitive, Georgia blueberry producers have to increase their yields to match or better the average U.S. values. This increase can occur through an improvement of the agricultural practices and a better mastery of blueberry cultivation. This publication contains information to help Southern Highbush blueberry growers in Georgia maximize their profits.
The Impacts of China and United States Trade and Tariff Actions on Georgia Agriculture
The uncertainty in trade policy between China and the U.S. has created concern among the agricultural community about lengthening the period of stagnant farm income. Georgia agriculture produces many of the items on the Chinese tariff list, including nuts, fruits, soybean, corn, wheat, sorghum, cotton, pork, beef, and tobacco. The proposed Chinese retaliatory trade tariff on U.S. products would ha…
UGA Feed Cost Analyzer
The UGA Feed Cost Analyzer is a spreadsheet-based decision aid to compare potential feedstuffs on a price per pound of crude protein and energy (total digestible nutrients; TDN). This program consists of a feed library prepopulated with some common feedstuffs, a least cost feedstuff analyzer, and a feedstuffs replacement calculator. Each page contains step by step directions on how to use this dec…
Understanding and Using Cattle Basis in Managing Price Risk
Understanding the concept of basis is a key element in developing a sound marketing plan. Basis refers to the relationship between a commodity’s cash price in a local market and its futures market price. A more formal definition of basis is the difference between the cash price and the futures price for the time, place and quality where delivery actually occurs. Even if a producer never uses the c…
Upland Cotton Marketing Using MAL and LDP: Which Option is Better?
The Agricultural Act of 2018 (2018 U.S. Farm Bill) extended the nonrecourse marketing assistance loan (MAL) and loan deficiency payment (LDP) feature for the 2019 through 2023 crop years for upland cotton. This publication provides examples and a decision tree for choosing between the marketing assistance loan and loan deficiency payment program for cotton.
Using Futures Markets to Manage Price Risk in Feeder Cattle Operations
In today’s farming environment of extreme price volatility and large debt commitments, most livestock producers need the security of one or more of the advantages offered by price risk management. Livestock producers who are selling products or purchasing inputs can do one of two things when making pricing decisions: accept the market price when they are ready to deliver products or purchase input…