UGA Groundbreaking for Ag Research and Tractor Sales Data In

UGA Groundbreaking for Ag Research and Tractor Sales Data In

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**The USDA’s Ag Research Service and the University of

Georgia’s College of Ag and Environmental Sciences hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the-art research facility for the Southeast Watershed Research Lab and the Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit.

This new research facility will include a new 31,000 square foot building on the UGA Tifton campus.

The research will advance climate-smart agricultural research across a broad range of southeast agricultural projects.

**January unit sales of four-wheel-drive tractors grew slightly in the U.S.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers says four-wheel-drive tractor sales increased 1.4% year-over-year and was the only segment to show growth.

AEM Senior Vice President Curt Blades says while overall sales fell in both the U.S. and Canada, they remain optimistic about long-term growth.

Overall unit sales of U.S. tractors dropped 21.2%, while combine sales finished 4.9% below last January.

**U.S. agriculture groups expressed appreciation for the EPA’s Existing Stocks Order on over-the-top dicamba use in 2024.

Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says we’re grateful to

EPA for hearing farmers’ and ranchers’ concerns and addressing them quickly. Without EPA stepping in, farmers and ranchers were facing significant uncertainty and financial risk.

Ted McKinney, of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, was also pleased with the decision.

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