Farmers Preparing for Drought Conditions

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Drought, Industry News Release, Livestock, Water

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. (ACES)–While recent rains were welcome, more than 34 percent of Alabama still faces abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This has many livestock producers worried about providing their animals with enough to eat and drink. Landon Marks, an Alabama Extension animal science regional agent, said some northeastern Alabama areas are starting to see effects of the abnormally …

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Plant Bugs Put Heavy Pressure on Cotton

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Industry News Release

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. (ACES.edu)—The season’s early onset of drought-like conditions has several insects on the move early. Plant bugs and stink bugs are moving from their wild host plants into cotton earlier than farmers usually expect. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Ron Smith said the plant bug situation is not one producers are unfamiliar with, but earlier action will be required to keep …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 06-14-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended June 14, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended June 14, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,000 head compared to 11,803 last week and …

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Larkin Martin elected to lead Farm Foundation Board

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

OAK BROOK , IL (Farm Foundation): Alabama farmer Larkin Martin, CEO of Martin Farm, has been elected Chair of the Farm Foundation Board of Directors. Martin, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Joe Swedberg of Longmont, CO, a retired executive of Hormel Foods Corporation. “With the nation’s agriculture and food sector facing diverse and complex economic and public policy issues, …

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Alabama NRCS Announces Riparian Habitat Initiative

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, in partnership with the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, has announced a new initiative focused on improving water quality and improving riparian area habitat through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The intent of the initiative is to help landowners limit livestock access to streams, creeks, rivers and other sensitive riparian areas …

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Fall Armyworms Making Early Appearance

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Fall armyworms are already making their presence known in Alabama. Usually seen later in the year, mild winter conditions and warm spring temperatures made for early development and emergence of fall armyworms. “We had a mild winter so, everything is running a few weeks ahead of schedule this year,” said Katelyn Kesheimer, an Alabama Extension entomologist. “Spring temperatures were above average …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 06-07-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended June 07, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended June 7, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,800 head compared to 8,956 last week and …