Georgia Field Reports: Multiple Freezes, Lots of Rain

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 3, 2019.

County Comments

Jacob Williams, Towns County
Multiple freezes occurred. A lack of hay is likely to be a problem going forward because cattlemen started feeding early. Forage quality will also likely be a problem due to the drought conditions earlier in the year.

Cole Moon, Bleckley County
Farmers were unable to get much harvested early in the week due to rainfall. Once the sun came out, harvesting resumed. Producers were nearly done harvesting peanuts and cotton. All that is left to harvest of the soybeans is what was planted very late.

Nan Bostick, Decatur County
Rain provided soil moisture. Peanut harvesting was nearly complete and cotton harvesting continued.

Ross Greene, Evans County
We received plentiful rainfall throughout most of the county. We were glad to see the rain, but it stopped harvesting activities. Producers will resume harvesting cotton when it dries out. Some winter forages were coming up. Producers are hoping to have cattle on forages by the middle of December in order to relieve the stress on the hay supply.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 3, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from trace amounts of rain to 6.89 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the low 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 40s to the low 60s.

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