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NRCS Alabama Announces Sign-Up for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, announced that eligible producers interested in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE) and Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) components should apply for program funds by January 19, 2018 at their local NRCS service center. Under the Wetlands Reserve Easements component, financial assistance is available for landowners …

Horn Honored With Cultivator Award For Service To Rural Alabama

Abbey Taylor Alabama

Written by Marlee Moore, Alabama Farmers Federation Horace Horn, a champion of rural Alabama, was presented the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Cultivator Award for fostering relationships to benefit rural families at the organization’s annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 4. For 30 years, the Crenshaw County native has been dedicated to rural development — first as an entrepreneur, then as a U.S. …

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 8, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: 12-09-17 AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-December 08, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 17,200 head compared …

irrigation efficiency

Irrigation Efficiency Project Coming to Alabama

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS, Water

It was announced a few weeks ago that Alabama will receive funding for a new project through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program. The Irrigation Efficiency Project is a new multi-year project that will provide a PL 566 Watershed plan to address irrigation needs in Alabama watersheds that have high potential of irrigation …

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 1, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. **This report will not be issued next week due to markets in all three states being closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.** AL Livestock Market Report: AL Livestock Market …

alabama forestry

Financial Assistance Available to West Alabama Landowners Interested in Forestry Initiative

Dan Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone announced a collaborative effort to reach forestry landowners will continue in West Alabama. NRCS Alabama will partner with the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Federation of Southern Cooperatives (FSC), the Limited Resource Landowners Educational and Assistance Network (LRLEAN), and the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) to provide assistance to …

Alabama’s Beginning Farmer Program

Abbey Taylor Alabama, Education

The Beginning Farmer Program has come to Alabama. The Alabama Beginning Farmer Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant, aims to provide a knowledge infrastructure for new and developing farmers. Ayanava Majumdar, Auburn University Extension entomologist, is working on the program, which he calls a “very important project.” The Alabama project started …