hurricane michael

Hurricane Michael Damage Estimate to Ag at $1.3 Billion

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agriculture damages from hurricane Michael are estimated at more than $1.3 billion. The Hurricane struck Georgia, Alabama and Florida last week, impacting cotton and pecan growers the most, according to CNBC. President Donald Trump toured damaged areas earlier this week, as did Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. In Georgia alone, the latest farm-related damage estimate from the storm is $1.2 billion, …


Parnell Discusses Hurricane Michael Damage to Alabama Farms

Dan Alabama, Weather

Tuesday was a busy day at the 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. One of the attendees was Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. He talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about the damage in the southeast corner of Alabama. Parnell Discusses Hurricane Michael Damage to Alabama Farms To help the state’s farmers recover from Hurricane Michael’s devastating effects, …

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Treasure Forest Annual Meeting Educated, Honors Alabama Landowners

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Rural roots and forest stewardship were celebrated during the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association’s (ATFA) annual meeting in Florence Oct. 26-28. At the conference, the ATFA added a landowner leader to its ranks by presenting Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey a TREASURE Forest certification for her property in Monroe County. Ivey addressed over 100 landowners and industry representatives Friday night during the …

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11 Counties in Alabama Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release

With Assistance to Producers in the Surrounding States In response to a request from Jacqueline McCloud, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Acting State Executive Director in Alabama, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 11 counties in Alabama as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by excessive rainfall and flash flooding that occurred from May 1, 2017, …

Responsibility, Dedication Showcased at Junior Beef Expo

Dan Alabama, Beef, Industry News Release

Sounds of laughter and mooing cows filled the alleyway outside Teague Arena in Montgomery as young cattlemen gathered to compete in the Alabama Junior Beef Expo Friday. More than 150 competitors entered the ring with their steers or heifers to compete in showmanship classes sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and Alabama Farmers Federation. The event was part of …