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Alabama Cattlemen Preparing for Regional Meetings

Dan Alabama, Cattle

Coming in September, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association will hold its annual Regional Meetings. ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley says the association is looking forward to getting out and talking with producers across the state.    

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Farmers Federation Praises Glenn EPA Appointment

Dan Alabama, Environment, Industry News Release

Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell praised the appointment of former Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Director Trey Glenn as the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Southeast Region administrator. “Trey Glenn brings knowledge, experience and common-sense leadership to the EPA,” Parnell said. “He is committed to protecting the environment but understands the importance of working with stakeholders as partners in …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Georgia

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending August 18th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended August 18, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 16,200 head compared to 14,377 last week and 14,291 a year ago. …

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USDA Disaster Designation for 11 Alabama Counties

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, announced that 11 Alabama counties are under a Secretarial natural disaster designation.  Farmers in these counties which are classified by USDA as “primary” may be eligible for emergency loans from the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).  Those farmers in counties that are contiguous to these primary counties may be eligible as well. The …

Alabama NRCS Soil Quality Sign-Up Continues

Dan Alabama, Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, recently announced the agency is providing funding to help landowners improve soil quality through a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project. But the signup deadline is August 28.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Georgia

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending August 11th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended August 11, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 14,400 head compared to 17,721 last week and 12,451 a year ago. …

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McMillan Advises Horse Owners to Vaccinate for EEE & West Nile Virus

Dan Alabama, Equine, Industry News Release

Agriculture & Industries Commissioner John McMillan announces that a horse has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) by the department’s diagnostic laboratory in Auburn. The horse was presented for treatment at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine from the neighboring state of Georgia. In addition, Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) has reported that the sentinel chickens, used to detect …

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Funding to Help Improve Soil Quality in Alabama

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

August 28 is the deadline for Alabama landowners interested in securing funding to help improve the soil quality on your land, all through a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project. This effort is possible thanks to a partnership between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama and the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee.

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Alabama Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program to Meet

Dan Alabama, Cattle

Back in May, we told you the new class for the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s (ACA) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program was underway for another year. Those participating in this year’s program will get together for their second meeting later this week. ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley has more information.