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Register Now for Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention

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Alabama cattlemen and women are invited to the capital city of Montgomery for the 2017 Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show, February 15-16, at the Renaissance Hotel and Montgomery Convention Center. Read the rest of this entry »

NRCS Alabama Announces Sign-Up for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced that eligible producers interested in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE) and Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) components should apply for program funds by January 21, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Great Year for Alabama Beef Checkoff

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2016 has been a great year for the Alabama Beef Checkoff, according to Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association. Read the rest of this entry »

November Egg Production Up 10 Percent

chicken eggs egg productionUnited States egg production totaled 8.53 billion during November 2016, up 10 percent from last year. Production included 7.44 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 81.0 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2016 averaged 367 million, up 7 percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,328 eggs, up 3 percent from November 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Three RCPP Projects Funded in Alabama

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and partners have announced an investment of up to $225 million through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). In Alabama, three projects have been funded. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Farmer Elected as Peanut Board Chairman



Ed White, a peanut farmer from Headland, Alabama, was recently elected chairman of the 12-member National Peanut Board. Tyron Spearman reports that White, who is the Alabama member and recently served as the board’s 2016 vice-chairman, will begin his 1-year term January 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Think Alabama Beef for the Holiday Season

With the Christmas holidays upon us, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association wants to remind everyone there are various beef cuts that could highlight many meals over the season. In its weekly beef checkoff report, Erin Beasley hopes beef will be a part of your holiday meal planning. Read the rest of this entry »

CSP Sign-Up Continues in Alabama

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama encourages landowners to sign up for funding through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Alabama state conservationist Ben Malone says NRCS has made several updates to the program this year to help producers better evaluate their conservation options and the benefits to their operations and natural resources. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending December 16, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at why many agriculture groups are concerned with USDA’s proposed changes to the GIPSA final interim rule, talk about an event held in Atlanta this past week to highlight the power of partner-driven conservation on private working lands, have information about the importance of agriculture, nature-made Christmas decorations, turkeys Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending December 16th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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***These reports will not be issued for the next two weeks due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The next report will be issued January 6 2017.***
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Discussing Partnerships for Working Lands Conservation

nrcs-atlanta-meeting-12-15Folks from across the country were on hand for a one-day symposium held Thursday in Atlanta to highlight the power of partner-driven conservation on private working lands and explore opportunities for innovative approaches that bring in new partners, tools, and approaches to further voluntary conservation. Jason Weller, Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, was pleased with the turnout and the various discussions that were held.

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DuPont Pioneer Discusses New Corn and Soybean Products

dupont-pioneerNew corn and soybean products from DuPont Pioneer was the main topic of discussion during a Virtual Media Conference held this week. One of the speakers was Dan Poston, field agronomist from Alabama, who had an example of how in some cases they work directly with growers to address specific issues.

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