weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 03-27-2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended March 27, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-March 27, 2020, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 5,500 head compared to 5,104 last week and 14,320 …

agricultural outlook

Cover Crops Helped Alabama Growers During Rainy Winter

Clint Thompson Alabama, Environment, Weather

By Clint Thompson Alabama farmers who utilized cover crops this winter protected their soil during times of excessive rainfall, according to Audrey Gamble, an assistant professor and Extension specialist at Auburn University. “I think it’s very obvious to see that we’ve had record rainfalls across the state, and that in fields where we had cover crops, it helped with preventing …

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Sweet Grown Alabama Encourages Consumers To Patronize Local Farms

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

(AFF) — Alabama farmers who sell directly to consumers, schools and restaurants are finding innovative ways to move products while following social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Numerous Sweet Grown Alabama member farmers are utilizing social media and websites so consumers can place online orders. Farmers have also added delivery service and drive-thru pick-up …

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Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Monitoring Current Conditions

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

In response to the growing concerns of Covid 19, many in agriculture are seeing changes made to various aspects of daily life, and that includes those in the cattle industry. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Director, Erin Beasley, says they continue to monitor what is happening. For questions or concerns, contact Beasley at the ACA office at ebeasley@bamabeef.org or (334) …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 03-21-2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended March 21, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-March 20, 2020, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 5,100 head compared to 11,073 last week and 14,577 …

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Alabama Extension Teams Working for You

Dan Alabama, Education, Industry News Release

(ACES) — Coronavirus or no coronavirus, Alabama Extension is always in the business of serving people. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Extension teams are adapting their delivery methods to continue providing educational information to the residents of Alabama. “This outbreak is not keeping our program teams from helping the public,” said Mike Phillips, an assistant director of Alabama Extension. “Our teams, …

scholarships

AACF Offering Scholarships Again This Year

Clint Thompson Alabama

Alabama lawmakers are still on their spring break, so there is no new information to pass along this week about the 2020 Legislative Session. But in other news, the Alabama Agribusiness Council Foundation (AACF) is offering scholarships again this year, and they just announced the deadline to apply for those has been extended to April 15. Alabama Agribusiness Council (AAC) …

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Wet, Mild Winter Will Impact Georgia’s Pecan Crop This Season

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pecans

By Clint Thompson Wet and mild winter conditions could have major implications on Georgia’s pecan crop this season. With temperatures in the low 80s, following an extreme wet period on March 4 and 5, the state’s pecan trees should be changing in the next few weeks, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells. “As far as any …

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Commissioner Rick Pate on Alabama Agriculture Food Supply Chain

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

(ADAI) — Since Governor Kay Ivey’s statement on March 15, 2020 on the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has continued to fulfill our regulatory responsibilities and redirected our 350 employees to work from home as needed. “Our duty is to protect food safety, ensure animal health, permit the movement of plants and the use of …

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Alabama Extension Continues to Serve During Coronavirus

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

(ACES) — The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has temporarily closed its county and state offices in response to coronavirus control protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During this time, Extension follows guidance from Alabama A&M and Auburn universities, the two parent universities of the agency. “In light of recent developments surrounding the spread of COVID-19, it has …