Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
June 17, 2008
Thomasville-- Corn farmers in Georgia have recently seen the price of their crop rise to levels no one ever imagined. "As a result of ethanol use, corn was rallying above $5. But now that we have the flood damage in the Midwest, that's caused the price to go above $7," said Thomas County Extension Coordinator Don Clark.
Most corn for the U.S. is grown in the midwest, and that's where the prices are set. But for those Georgia farmers who do grow it, the new price is helping pay the bills. "It probably is a good thing, because if they can sell it at a higher price, their fertilizer price is two and a half times what it was a year ago. So with fertilizer costs as high as they are, we need all we can get for the corn," said Clark.
But it's less than positive news for consumers. Clark said, "Corn will drive a lot of the other food costs up." Expect to see products like corn meal and cereals that are made from corn go up in price, but that's not all. "Livestock and poultry that are fed rations that are primary corn, we'll see higher meat prices as a result of these high corn prices."
Grocers and places like Lewis Produce at the Thomas County farmer's market hope they've seen the worst of it. "We'd like for it to stay the same but you never know about the market it changes everyday with the weather, whatever happens," said Cindy Lewis.
Experts say with rising grain prices and no end in site for high fuel costs, don't expect to get a break on your grocery bill anytime soon. Clark said while you've no doubt already seen a hike in food prices, that is a result of fuel costs. The effect of corn prices probably won't show up at grocery stores for about 3 or 4 months.