Alabama Farmers Federation Welcomes Kay Ivey

by Jeff Helms, Alabama Farmers Federation The Alabama Farmers Federation today welcomed Kay Ivey as Alabama’s 54th governor, noting her rural background and appreciation of farmers is good news for Alabama agriculture. Federation President Jimmy Parnell expressed confidence in Ivey’s leadership. “Gov. Ivey has always been a friend to farmers,” Parnell said. “She understands the importance of agriculture and forestry …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending April 7th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended April 7th, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 8,700 head compared to 11,378 last week and 10,014 year ago. Compared to one …


Alabama Lawmakers Get Back to Work

Alabama lawmakers were back in Montgomery this week after taking their annual spring break. Alabama Agribusiness Council’s Executive Director, Leigha Cauthen, looks at some of the issues of interest to agriculture that were discussed.

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Alabama Junior/Senior High School Cookoff is Saturday

The Alabama State Beef checkoff is proud to once again help support the annual Alabama Junior/Senior High School Cookoff. It will be held this Saturday, April 8 at Carver High School in Montgomery. Students will participate for various awards in both the junior and senior north and south division winners, and of course the overall best of beef distinction. More …


Spring into Strawberries

Alabamians craving farm-fresh fruit should look no further than the nearest roadside stand, farmers market or U-pick patch for sweet strawberries. The Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mac Higginbotham encouraged families to load up, support local farmers and pick a farm from the organization’s new list of strawberry growers.