Alabama NRCS Announces Signup Batching Deadline

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced that October 20th is the signup batching date for producers for 2018 funding for various conservation programs. They include the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Signup Batching Deadline Announced for Alabama’s Natural …

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New Effort to Promote Lean Beef in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Beef

In Alabama, efforts have been underway for many years to work with those in the nutrition industry, including attending various conferences and meetings to get the message of healthy beef out to dieticians across the state. And in this week’s beef checkoff report, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Erin Beasley talks about something new in Alabama to work even …

Irma Interrupts Alabama Corn Harvest, Complicates Cotton Crop

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Peanuts

Farmers are scouting for damage from Tropical Storm Irma, which dropped several inches of rain and blew winds up to 50 mph in east and central Alabama Monday. The storm, which raged across the Florida peninsula last weekend, interrupted corn harvest for some Alabama growers, said the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Carla Hornady. “The rain pushed some farmers to work long …


Extensions Granted For Producers Impacted By Hurricanes

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Weather

USDA has announced special procedures to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), is authorizing emergency procedures on a case-by-case basis to assist impacted borrowers, livestock owners, contract growers, and other producers. Also, because of the severe and …


Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture on Irma

Taylor Hillman Alabama, Weather

Hurricane Irma did spread rain and wind across a large part of Alabama, but it was the eastern side of the state that was affected the most. Southeast Agnet’s Randall Weiseman talked with Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture John McMillan about the storm and how his state fared. 09-12-17 Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture on Irma

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ended September 8, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended September 8, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 14,100 head compared to 13,160 last week and 9,717 a …

Silverleaf Whitefly: Devastating to Cotton Industry

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Industry News Release

The Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) is proving to be a big problem for cotton producers in Alabama. First found in Alabama in 1997, SLWF feeds on cotton plants and has been active in the Southeast the last few years. In 2016, SLWF heavily infested cotton crops in several counties surrounding Tifton, Georgia. Now, SLWF has spread over much of the 1.3 …