Georgia Extension Watering Tips and

Georgia Extension Watering Tips and

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**With summer officially upon us, are you reaching for the garden hose more than usual?

Before you do, suggests checking out the following tips from the University of Georgia Extension:

Beware of overwatering.

Learn how to test soil for drainage and quality.

Be sure and water outdoor plants thoroughly and ensure the moisture penetrates deeply into the root growth below.

And check new plants for disease before planting.

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**USDA proposed amendments to all 11 Federal Milk Marketing Orders, and national ag groups shared their reaction.

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says they’ve called for FMMO reform since 2021 and convened a successful first-of-its-kind industry-wide forum in 2022.

Duvall says we’re pleased with the intent to return the

Class 1 skim milk prices to the “higher-of” formula as we wanted, but Farm Bureau is disappointed in changes benefiting processors without regard for struggling dairy producers.

**The U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1 was 74.5 million head, up 1% from a year earlier.

USDA says breeding inventory, at 6.01 million head, was down 3% from last year and down slightly from the previous quarter.

Market hog inventory, at 68.5 million head, was up 2%.

The March-May pig crop, at 34 million head, was up 2%.

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