nursery

Nursery and Greenhouse Industry Big Business in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

The poinsettia sitting on the hearth, the hydroponic lettuce in the refrigerator, the new shrubs waiting to be planted — all of these were probably grown right here in Alabama. Paul Brown, associate director for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said many Alabamians do not recognize just how significant the nursery and greenhouse industry is in the state. Economic Impact “Alabama’s …

legislative session

Alabama Cattlemen Preparing for Legislative Session

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The 2020 Alabama legislative session will start on Feb. 4, and the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) is already preparing to be a part of the annual event. ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley says ACA will be watching from the cattle industry perspective. Beasley noted that another date to remember is the annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 12-06-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended December 06, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended December 06, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 18,400 head compared to 0 last week and …

broadband infrastructure

USDA Invests in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Technology

(USDA/RD) — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 8,000 rural households, 57 farms, 44 businesses, 17 educational facilities, 14 critical community facilities and three health care facilities in rural Alabama. This is one …

irrigation

Alabama 2019 Irrigation Tax Credit Program

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) has established an irrigation webpage as a result of House Bill 260 (HB260) that was signed by Governor Kay Ivey back in March of this year. Section 40-18-342, Code of Alabama 1975, allows for an income tax credit for certain costs for irrigation equipment, fuel conversions, and reservoirs. Pursuant to Section 40-18- 342(g), all …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 11-22-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

***No report next week due to all markets being closed for the holiday*** Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended November 22, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended November 22, receipts at 19 …

feral swine

USDA Announces Feral Swine Control Funding in Alabama, Florida and Georgia

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pork

Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is awarding more than $16.7 million this year to fund pilot projects to control feral swine in ten states across the country, including Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Alabama Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is awarding more than $16.7 million this year to fund pilot projects to control …

alabama fruit

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Conference

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Vegetables

The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) will hold its Annual Conference & Trade Show Nov. 21-22 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center in Clanton, Alabama. During the opening day luncheon, the “Challenges and Opportunities in the Future of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry” will be discussed by Phil Brannon, professor of plant pathology, with the University of Georgia. This …