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Fighting obesity.
Data released this week shows Georgia’s obesity rate is improving, but 28 percent of the state's citizens still weigh in as obese. Growing health problems and rising healthcare costs are straining both the physical and economic wellbeing of America.
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2013 Ag Forecast
The University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development has announced the dates and locations of the 2013 Farm to Port Ag Forecast.
Rendering of the FoodPIC building being built on the UGA campus in Griffin. CAES News
New Food PIC building
Georgia’s 2013 budget includes $3.5 million to construct a long-awaited facility where University of Georgia food scientists in Griffin, Ga., will help businesses launch new food products and processes.
Map showing precipitation totals across Georgia in July 2012. CAES News
July climate summary
Drought conditions in most parts of the state stabilized in July, although there was an increase in exceptional drought in west-central Georgia due to the heat and lack of rainfall.
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Fiscal wisdom
No one has to be taught how to spend money, but learning how to save it can be tough. Learning to save money is a skill people learn more easily when they are younger.
Child's insulated lunchbox being opened for lunch. August 2008. CAES News
Green Lunches
The prepackaged lunch kits and snacks that often end up in children’s lunch boxes not only contain too much sugar, salt and fat, but they also can be quite expensive.
Soil moisture conditions in the southern half of the state are generally at the fifth percentile, meaning the soils at the end of May would be wetter 95 out of 100 years. CAES News
Drought Impact
The widespread drought that’s made national headlines this week will probably be a boon for some Georgia corn producers, but a costly burden for the state’s poultry and beef industries.
Fresh vegetables at a vendor stand at the Athens Farmers Market in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Farmers Market Safety
Buying locally grown produce at the farmers market is a great way to ensure your family is getting the freshest food possible, but it doesn’t guarantee that the produce is safer. Just like any food, locally grown food must be handled safely on the farm and in the markets to make sure it is safe when it lands on the diner table.
A farmer uses his tractor to bushhog a pasture in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
Estate planning
For many families the farm is their family heritage. However, transferring the farming enterprise from one generation to the next or from one owner to another can be complicated, time-consuming and emotional. An up-coming workshop will help.