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Commissioner Rick Pate on Alabama Agriculture Food Supply Chain

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

(ADAI) — Since Governor Kay Ivey’s statement on March 15, 2020 on the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has continued to fulfill our regulatory responsibilities and redirected our 350 employees to work from home as needed. “Our duty is to protect food safety, ensure animal health, permit the movement of plants and the use of …

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Alabama Irrigation Questionnaires due January 31

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) wants to remind producers who performed agriculture irrigation upgrades in 2019 to complete the required irrigation questionnaire, which is due January 31, 2020. An income tax credit is available for certain costs of irrigation equipment, fuel conversions, and reservoirs, And while the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) will issue any tax credits, …

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Alabama 2019 Irrigation Tax Credit Program

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) has established an irrigation webpage as a result of House Bill 260 (HB260) that was signed by Governor Kay Ivey back in March of this year. Section 40-18-342, Code of Alabama 1975, allows for an income tax credit for certain costs for irrigation equipment, fuel conversions, and reservoirs. Pursuant to Section 40-18- 342(g), all …

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ADAI Encouraged by USDA Disaster Aid Block Grant Award

Dan Alabama, Economy, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release, Livestock

(ADAI) — Commissioner Rick Pate is encouraged by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s recent announcement awarding $800 million in a disaster aid block grant for agricultural producers in various southern states.  The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has worked with USDA leadership for the past four months on a disaster aid block grant program, specifically for producers impacted by …

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Applications Now Available for Pilot Industrial Hemp Production

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) is now accepting applications from eligible producers, farmers and universities interested in growing industrial hemp.  ADAI is also accepting applications from prospective industrial hemp processors. In 2016, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act, Section 2-8-380 Code of Alabama 1975, tasking the ADAI with the development of a …

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Alabama Organic Cost Share Signup Deadline is September 30

Dan Alabama, Organic

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) wants to remind growers and handlers of organic agricultural products that they can recover part of the cost of their USDA certification. Through USDA, funds have been allocated to reimburse producers and handlers who either obtain or renew their organic certification in the fiscal year that ends September 30, 2017. The reimbursement …

Alabama State Vet Says Surveillance System Works Well

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has confirmed a positive test for atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an eleven-year old Alabama beef cow. An atypical BSE case basically means it is a rare and spontaneous incident. Alabama State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier says their surveillance system worked well, as routine testing made this discovery and they hope it’s …

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Atypical BSE Cow Discovered through Routine Testing

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has confirmed they are working with USDA officials to address a positive test for atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an eleven-year old Alabama beef cow. Hassey Brooks, ADAI deputy commissioner, says this was found through routine testing.