Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
May 25, 2004
Tifton- Misting fans help to cool down the dairy cows at the UGA Costal Plains Experiment Station, but they drive up the price of milk production.
"The cost to the dairyman is relatively high. Feed prices are high, fuel prices are high, and they have the basic cost of operation like electricity and things of that nature," says Dairy Expert Dr. Joe West.
He says South Georgia dairy farmers have an even higher cost of production because their cattle have to be protected from summer heat.
"They definitely need good milk prices if they are going to survive." West hopes the spiking milk prices will enable dairy farmers to start climbing out of the depressed state they've been in for months.
"It's been a tough economic climate for them. These better prices that they are having right now are enabling them to pay off some debt and get into better financial situations."
Consumers may be shocked to see milk prices hovering around the $4.00 a gallon mark now, but West says farmers pockets aren't getting heavier.
"Milk prices are good right now, but 2 or 3 or 6 months of relief is not going to get them back to where they need to be economically." Meaning the dairy industry is hoping they can milk consumers for a little longer so farmers can make their way out of the hole.
Experts say they believe the cost of milk has peaked and expect the price per gallon to drop off over the next few months.