weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended December 14, 2018, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-December 14, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,300 head compared to 15,827 last week and 9,390 …

farm bill

Farm Bill Removes Hemp as Controlled Substance

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

On December 12, Congress passed the 2018 Agriculture and Nutrition Act, better known as the Farm Bill, which is awaiting the President’s signature. The important legislation amends the classification of hemp as a Schedule I drug. This legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant less than 0.3% THC, including derivatives, extracts, and cannabinoids. Hemp is now deemed an agricultural …

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Farmers Optimistic as China Buys U.S. Soybeans

Dan Alabama, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans

Alabama soybean farmers are optimistic in light of China’s Dec. 12 purchase of U.S. soybeans, the nation’s first substantial U.S. agricultural purchase following a trade truce struck earlier this month. China’s haul of over 1.5 million tons of soybeans is valued at more than $500 million. In 2017, China bought 60 percent of U.S. soybeans — worth $12.25 billion — …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended December 07, 2018, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended Dec 7, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 16,000 head compared to 20,486 last week and …

disaster loans

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Alabama as a result of rainfall and flooding from April 1 through June 30, 2018. The loans are available in the following counties: Colbert, Franklin, Lamar, Lauderdale, Marion, Mobile, …

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Gingrich, Ivey Address Farmers at Annual Meeting

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich told tales of politics, President Donald Trump and predictions for the next election cycle to over 1,200 farmers in Montgomery, Alabama, on Dec. 3. Gingrich’s keynote address concluded two days of business sessions and awards presentations during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 97th annual meeting. “Tension is building because it is …

eqip

EQIP Signup Underway in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Economy, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, recently announced that January 25, 2019 will be the signup batching deadline for producers for Fiscal Year 2019 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and initiatives offered through the program. Malone knows EQIP can help many producers in the state. EQIP Signup Underway in Alabama