Spring into Strawberries

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.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 24, 2017

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,

USDA Chief Veterinarian Discusses Avian Influenza

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 …