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Alabama Testing for Possible Avian Influenza

avian influenzaLast week, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries informed poultry producers in the state that two cases of avian influenza (AI) had been found in Tennessee. And now, Alabama officials are investigating three possible cases of avian influenza in northern Alabama. During a press conference this morning, Commissioner John McMillan said the three possible cases are in Jackson, Lauderdale and Madison counties. Read the rest of this entry »

SLE Rodeo and Junior Beef Expo Is This Week in Montgomery

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The annual Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) Rodeo will take place this week at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Dr. Billy Powell says there are some exciting new things associated with this year’s event. Read the rest of this entry »

Discussing Peanut Field Issues in Alabama

peanutDuring the recent American Peanut Shellers Association meeting, agronomists updated the industry on what their state extension teams are seeing as farmers get ready to plant the 2017 peanut crop. Today, Tyron Spearman looks at what has been discussed in Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 10, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 10th, we talk about avian influenza, family farms, have a peanut contract price update, exports of cotton, beef and pork, Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

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Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending March 10th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. Read the rest of this entry »

Wildfire Relief Fund

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A catastrophe of dire measure has struck our friends to the west as wildfires have swept across the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado since the early morning hours of Monday, March 6. Over 1 million acres have burned leaving 500,000+ acres in Texas, 833,000+ acres in Oklahoma, 630,000+ acres in Kansas and 35,000+ acres in Colorado scorched and barren. Thousands, if not tens-of-thousands, of cattle have fallen victim to the raging wildfires that were fueled by 60 mph winds, and a known seven people have lost their lives. Thousands have lost homes, fences, barns, hay…entire homesteads…in a matter of hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Legislators Discuss Water and Irrigation Equipment

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The Alabama Legislature this past week discussed bills concerning water and irrigation equipment. Alabama Agribusiness Council’s Executive Director Leigha Cauthen has the details. Read the rest of this entry »

Farmers Optimistic After Washington Legislative Conference

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U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, left, visits with Marshall County farmer Corey Hill at the Congressional Barbecue in Washington, D.C. March 8.

Optimism filled the air as 140 Alabama farmers descended on the nation’s capital March 7-10, a stark contrast to trips during the previous administration, said Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell.

“Being in D.C. confirmed my belief that agriculture will experience real change under the Trump administration,” Parnell said. “We’ve seen this with his order to review the Waters of the U.S. rule and look for other improvements over the next few years.” Read the rest of this entry »

RCPP Project in Alabama Increasing Soil Quality

alabama-nrcsUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is still accepting proposals for Fiscal Year 2018 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding, but only for just about six more weeks, as pre-proposals are due April 21. NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Programs in Alabama, Steve Musser, has an example of a recent RCPP project through the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee concerning soil quality.


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Alabama Dietitians Get a Beef Update

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Erin Beasley

During an annual event last week, dietitians from across Alabama were able to get an update on the latest information about the healthy aspects of beef. In the weekly update, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley has the details.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 3, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 3, we talk about the reasons for the expected increase in cotton acres this year, have information about RCRA, have a peanut price update, talk about birds spreading weeds, Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

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Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending March 3rd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. Read the rest of this entry »

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