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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 …

Alabama Farmers Federation Praises Luther Strange Appointment

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

by Jeff Helms, Alabama Farmers Federation The Alabama Farmers Federation congratulated Attorney General Luther Strange on his appointment as U.S. Senator for Alabama. “Attorney General Strange is a strong defender of the law and has already shown leadership at the national level by pushing back against regulatory overreach,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “Alabama farmers have enjoyed a close working …

Alabama Row Crop Farmers Face Continuing Challenges

Dan Alabama, Field Crops, Industry News Release

Alabama Farmers Federation For Alabama’s row crop farmers, 2016 was both good and bad, according to Max Runge, an Alabama Extension economist. While drought conditions held corn and soybean yields below the five-year average, 2016 may post record-high cotton yields. “If estimates hold, this will be a record yield of 987 pounds per acre,” Runge said. He added other crops …