Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and central and south Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring berry and fruit crops.
Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending March 31st, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.
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.
It has been a week now since the last confirmation concerning a case of low path Avian Influenza (A.I.) in the state of Alabama, but that doesn’t mean testing has slowed down. As a matter of fact, ever since A.I. was first found a few weeks ago in another state, Alabama State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier says many producers in …
When it comes to beef promotional efforts, some new videos are scheduled to be made in Alabama. In the weekly report, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley says the association is looking forward to making these educational videos.
In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 24th, we hear from USDA’s Chief Veterinarian concerning avian influenza, talk about the confirmation hearing for Sonny Perdue, the nominee for Agriculture Secretary, the New World screwworm, optimistic farmers,
Due to the recent cases of Avian Influenza in Alabama and Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), along with state officials, continue to remind poultry producers about the importance of biosecurity. There are some concerns more cases could pop up, but in a phone interview with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, USDA Chief Veterinarian Dr. Jack Shere said for the …
State veterinarian, Dr. Tony Frazier, confirms that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Pickens County and a backyard flock located in Madison County have both tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).
The Alabama State Beef Checkoff has been instrumental in many ways over the past few years. In our weekly beef checkoff report, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley has information about one of those programs.
A new initiative focused on addressing urban conservation in Alabama’s urban areas has been announced. It’s called the Urban High Tunnel Initiative, a collaborative effort between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.