While some Georgia farmers are expected to see good crop prices this year, the various costs involved in bringing their products to the market likely will be up too. Also, farmers will face continued drought and worker issues in 2012.
These points and more were brought up Monday at the 2012 Georgia Ag Forecast meeting at the Georgia Farm Bureau headquarters in Macon. It was the first of six such meetings to be held around the state in the coming weeks by The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
“Agriculture this year is, as all of you know, is changing more rapidly than probably anytime of our lives,” said Scott Angle, dean and director at UGA. “Input prices and costs will be an issue. ... I feel very good about the future of agriculture. In a lot of different ways, Georgia is becoming a breadbasket not just for the United States, but for the entire world.”
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