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Alabama Starts Black Vulture Depredation Permitting April 1

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Legislative, Livestock, Regulation

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Cattle producers across many areas of the county recently welcomed the introduction of the bipartisan Black Vulture Relief Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s a bill designed to give producer’s greater flexibility on black vulture management.

But in Alabama, a new program through the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) starts April 1. ADAI Deputy Commissioner Hassey Brooks explained to Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman how Black Vulture Depredation Permitting will work.

Black vulture depredation rates have increased across the Southeast in recent years, surpassing 30% in some states.

Read the full text of the bill here.