Georgia Pesticide Clean Day and Farm Real Estate Values Higher
**The Georgia Department of Agriculture has scheduled a Pesticide Clean Day Event for March 29 in Coffee County.
Offered once a year, the event is open and free to all
However, due to limited waste disposal capabilities, the event is geared toward private and commercial pesticide license holders who need to safely dispose of outdated or canceled, restricted-use pesticides.
For more on the event, contact a UGA Extension office.
**For the second straight week, the nation's average gas price increased, up eight cents from a week ago to $3.44 per gallon.
That’s up 7.1 cents from a month ago and down 87.7 cents from a year ago.
But, the national average diesel price fell 4.1 cents and stands at $4.30 per gallon, 82.1 cents lower than one year ago.
GasBuddy's Patrick De Haan says the diesel price continues to slowly decline as we consumption lightens.
**Farm real estate values increased considerably in 2022 but showed signs of softening late in the year as interest rates on farm loans jumped to decade highs alongside increases in the federal funds rate.
The Kansas City Fed says while the value of most farmland continued to rise, the increase was the slowest since early 2021.
The outlook for agricultural credit conditions in 2023 also remained generally positive, despite some ongoing concerns.