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Survey to Determine Size of Alabama’s Horse Business

horsesAlabama horse owners and lessors are encouraged to take an online survey by May 17 to determine the size and scope of the horse business in the state.


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El Niño Fading

El NiñoEverett Griner talks about what is next after El Niño fades in today’s Agri View.


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Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

ruralCathy Isom tells us about the American Farm Bureau’s Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The competition is to help rural startups in food and agriculture across the country.


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BQA Certification Important for Consumer Interest

bqa-logoWe’ve spent the past few weeks talking about the Beef Quality Assurance program, or BQA, and why cattle producers should become certified. And today, we look at why the consumer is a very good reason.


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New Agriculture Numbers for Alabama Coming in June

John McMillan

John McMillan

Agriculture continues to be the number-one industry in Alabama, and that is a fact that pleases Commissioner of Agriculture John McMillan.


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Subcommittee Examines Factors Impacting Cost of Production

house-committee-on-agOn Wednesday, Rep. Rodney Davis from Illinois, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, held a hearing to highlight the positive and negative factors impacting cost of production.


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Georgia Governor: Maybe Rubio Should Face a Gag Order

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday made a rare public comment about his state’s ongoing battle with Florida and Alabama over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, which the three states share.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reporters asked Deal at a bill-signing event about last week’s proposal by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to require the governors of the three states to Read the rest of this entry »

Mr. Peanut Turns 100

mr-peanutMr. Peanut turns 100 this year, as he got his start back in 1916 when schoolboy Antonio Gentile submitted his sketch to win the Planters contest for a brand icon. A commercial artist later added a top hat, a monocle and a cane. Tyron Spearman looks at some of things this icon has been known for over the years.


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Ostrich Farming

OstrichEverett Griner talks about Ostrich farming having possibilities in the United States in today’s Agri View.


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Kids Meals

kids mealsCathy Isom tells us about changing the rules to bring more healthful and nutritious meals to kids.


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Bison Our National Mammal

American Icon: Congress Passes Bill to Make Bison Our National Mammal

nationalThe Vote Bison Coalition is proud to celebrate the House and Senate passage of the National Bison Legacy Act, which when signed by the President will officially make bison the National Mammal of the United States.

The House of Representatives passed its version of the National Bison Legacy Act late Tuesday night and the Senate passed its version of the bill last December. The Senate sponsors expect the Senate to adopt the House bill later this week and send the legislation to the president to be signed into law. Learn more.

DEKALB Disease Shield Traits Offer Protection against Major Corn Diseases

dekalb-logoEvery year corn farmers face the risk of costly plant diseases that can significantly reduce their yields and profitability. To help combat this issue DEKALB brand is introducing an advanced new lineup, called DEKALB Disease Shield.


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