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Ag News Roundup - October 8, 2018

South Georgia peanut crops destroyed by diseases (WALB-TV)
Farmers say plant diseases like white mold and leaf spot are ruining peanut crops all over the state, thanks to damp conditions across the growing area.


National Farmer’s Day is Friday (WDUN Radio)
National Farmer’s Day is Friday, October 12th.  It is a day to recognize and appreciate the efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers.


100-year-old farms to be honored by the Georgia National Fair, Gov. Deal (WMAZ-TV)
More than 500 farms have been honored since the start of the Centennial Farm program 25 years ago.


UGA Extension releases updated water-saving peanut irrigation checkbook method (UGA CAES)
Georgia peanut farmers can save money, conserve water and produce higher yields using a new irrigation scheduling recommendation, according to Wesley Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist.


How Much Will Dairy Revenue Protection Cost? (American Farm Bureau)
Dairy Revenue Protection is an area-based quarterly revenue insurance product designed to protect against quarterly declines in revenue from milk sales.


USDA Tool to Help Communities Address Opioid Crisis (US AgNet)
United States Department of Agriculture has launched an interactive data tool to help community leaders build grassroots strategies to address the opioid epidemic.


UGA recommends row covers for organic farmers to protect squash from insect infestations (UGA CAES)
Row covers, material used to protect plants from the cold and wind, can also protect squash from disease-carrying squash bugs and other insect pests, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Plant Pathologist Elizabeth Little.


4-H agent seeks to measure the impact of 4-H Project Achievement on former 4-H'ers (UGA CAES)
Earlier this year, Georgia 4-H agent Pamela Bloch finished a paper that describes the impact 4-H can have on students based on a series of focus groups she conducted with Georgia 4-H alumni.


FFA partners with corporate leaders to address ag challenges (
Top technology and agriculture companies have announced a partnership with the National FFA Organization to empower and educate nearly 670,000 FFA student members of emergent agricultural challenges.