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Weekly Livestock Market Report

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Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending March 3rd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 24, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 24, we talk about support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, have information about marketing beef in today’s environment, remind producers about the sales closing deadline for crop insurance, talk about bees, technology Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

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Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending February 24th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama NRCS Reminds Landowners about Long Leaf Pine Initiative

AlabamaWhile the regional drought monitor looks much better today than it did a few weeks ago, there are still many areas in the Northern half of Alabama in the severe to extreme drought category. And Tim Albritton, state staff forester with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, knows some forest owners have been able to fair the drought a bit better than others. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Watching Legislative Session

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McMillan

While the 2017 Alabama legislative session continues, many eyes are watching what lawmakers are discussing. One of those watching that action is Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan. Read the rest of this entry »

Pleased with Alabama Cattlemen’s Convention

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The 74th Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show took place last week in Montgomery and Dr. Billy Powell, after taking part in his last convention as ACA’s Executive Vice President, was pleased with the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama SWCC Partnering through RCPP Project

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama continues to accept proposals for Fiscal Year 2018 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding. And Executive Director of the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, Dr. William Puckett, talks about a RCPP project they are involved with. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 17, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 17, we talk about a decision being made in a decades-old legal water fight, have information about the Beef Tenderness Survey, an update from the latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report, cherry pie, food labeling law Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

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Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending February 17th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. Read the rest of this entry »

Pruitt Confirmation Welcomed News for Alabama Farmers

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Pruitt

U.S. Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is welcomed news for Alabama farmers concerned about regulatory overreach.

Alabama Farmers Federation National Legislative Programs Director Mitt Walker said Pruitt has a proven record of upholding the law and pushing back when federal agencies go beyond Congressional intent.

“There is real excitement in the agricultural community about working with the new administration,” said Walker. “We are particularly excited about Administrator Pruitt taking the helm at EPA. He has a history of working with farmers and ranchers rather than seeing them as adversaries — which, unfortunately, was the case with the agency in recent years.” Read the rest of this entry »

New ACA President Looking Forward to Upcoming Year

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Outgoing ACA President Bill Lipscomb hands the gavel to new President Richard Meadows

Cattle producers from across Alabama are in Montgomery for the annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Convention and Trade Show. During today’s events, Richard Meadows from Houston County officially took over as ACA president. He told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that he looks forward to the upcoming year. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Sen. Marsh Discusses Legislative Session

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Bill Lipscomb, Sen Del Marsh, Richard Meadows, Dr. Billy Powell

The 74th Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show continues today in Montgomery with a full slate of events. Yesterday, those in attendance were able to hear from State Sen. Del Marsh, president pro tempore of the Alabama Senate. He spoke to Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about this year’s legislative session which began last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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