EPA 2012-08-17 20:30:37 Drought affects in Georgia
Heck Davis, owner of Green Glades Farm, takes a call on his mobile phone while inspecting some of his dairy cows in a pasture in Eatonton, Georgia, USA on 17 August 2012. Many agricultural counties in Georgia, including Putnam County continue to be in a state of extreme to exceptional drought conditions according to the National Climatic Data Center. Farmers and officials say that the continuing drought and other factors have caused the price of feeding their herds to increase 40 to 50 percent, while the price of milk has remained steady. Farrah Newberry, executive director of the Georgia Milk Producers, fears the current crisis could put up to 30 percent of dairies out of business in Georgia. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
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