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Ag meeting previews what's ahead for 2015

Kent Wolfe Director of the UGA Centers for Agribusiness and Economic Development Kent Wolfe Director of the UGA Centers for Agribusiness and Economic Development
TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Georgia farmers are getting a look at what they can expect from their crops in 2015, at the Ag Forecast Conference Thursday at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.

Predictions show fewer acres of corn, cotton and wheat will be planted this year. Peanuts and Soybeans are expected to have more planted crops.

UGA officials also say blueberries are a good crop for the year, with Georgia now becoming the number one blueberry producing state.

"It just continues to grow here in the state. We've got the perfect soil conditions and climate. People are willing to take a chance," said Kent Wolfe Director of the UGA Centers for Agribusiness and Economic Development.

More than 250 producers, lenders and UGA faculty and staff turned out for the conference. Ag Forecast is an annual seminar by the University's College of Agricultural and Environmental Science's Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.



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