Alabama

Big Trade Show for 2020 ACA Convention

Taylor Hillman Alabama, Cattle

The 2020 Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show will be held on Feb. 14-15 at the Renaissance Hotel & Montgomery Convention Center in Montgomery. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Education and Outreach Ali Cantrell says 85 vendors are signed up for the trade show this year. To learn more, contact the ACA office in Montgomery or go to bamabeef.org.

Auxin Herbicide Trainings Continue in Alabama

Taylor Hillman Alabama

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) crop specialists started their auxin herbicide trainings last week, and they continue this week at various locations. The program is designed to fulfill Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia label requirements, helping applicators reduce herbicide drift incidents with susceptible crops. The program will also provide information on technical application methods, tank cleanout and new chemistry. The producer, certified …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 01-17-2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended January 17, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended January 17, 2020, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,200 head compared to 12,348 last week and …

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Alabama Grower Has Winning Corn Yield

Dan Alabama, Corn

In the 2019 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) corn yield contest, an Alabama grower won a first place state award with a yield of 304 bushels per acre with DEKALB DKC67-44RIB in the G: No-Till Irrigated category. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked to Stewart McGill of Meridianville, Alabama, about his crop and how he plans to use that same variety …

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Alabama Irrigation Questionnaires due January 31

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) wants to remind producers who performed agriculture irrigation upgrades in 2019 to complete the required irrigation questionnaire, which is due January 31, 2020. An income tax credit is available for certain costs of irrigation equipment, fuel conversions, and reservoirs, And while the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) will issue any tax credits, …

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Alabama Cattlemen Ready for Legislative Session

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Legislative

The 2020 Alabama Legislative Session starts Feb. 4, but the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) is already looking ahead to the annual event. ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley notes this is why membership in the association is so important. Beasley will be watching the legislative session from the cattle industry perspective. The annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 01-10-2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended January 10, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended January 10, 2020, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,346 head compared to 00,000 last week and …

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Alabama Extension, Auburn University Partner with UC Davis in European Grape Studies

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

(ACES) — Alabama wine grape growers will soon have access to disease-resistant bunch grape varieties as new grape varieties send ripples through the entire wine-making community. For many years, Alabama’s commercial grape producers have been limited to native muscadine, American and French-American hybrid bunch grape cultivars. The limited access is due to heavy bacterial disease pressure that suffocates most European …

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New ACA Staff Member Preparing for 2020 SLE Rodeo

Dan Alabama, Cattle

We told you last week that plans are being made for the 2020 Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) Rodeo coming to Montgomery in March. Last year, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) hired Lauren Wilson to take over as the new Director of Rodeo Programs. Lauren told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that she is excited to have this position. Tickets are already on sale for the rodeo, …

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Heavy Rains and Flooding Affecting Livestock

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Livestock

(ACES) — Heavy rains in Alabama are causing headaches for livestock producers. Producers may need to make changes to ensure their livestock get an adequate diet while pastures are saturated with recent rainfall. Landon Marks, a regional animal science and forages agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said livestock producers should consider adding more hay or feed feeding sites. “This reduces competition …