U. S. Researchers to Host Webinar about COVID-19 Disruptions to Food Supply Chains

Dan Alabama, Coronavirus, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

(UF/IFAS) — A multi-region, multi-institution research and outreach team investigating the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems will host a free webinar those engaged in the food supply chain at any level at 2 p.m. EST January 28, 2021. Participants interested in the webinar can register at This hour-long webinar is part of the Lessons from COVID-19: …

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ACA Pleased with Alabama Steak Championship

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Steak Championship, an event held in Pelham, Alabama this past Saturday, saw competitors from nine states. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Education and Outreach Ali Cantrell says 71 cooks came for the contest. To learn more about Beef Checkoff promotions in Alabama, contact the ACA office in Montgomery or go to its website,

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Alabama in Pilot Project to Control Feral Swine

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week they are investing $11.65 million in 14 projects to help agricultural producers and private landowners trap and control feral swine as part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program. This investment expands the pilot program to new projects in various states, including Alabama. This program is a joint effort …


Alabama Cattlemen’s Association YCLP Class 7 Wraps Up

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s (ACA) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP), which is funded in part by the Alabama State Beef Checkoff, saw Class 7 wrap up recently. ACA Director of Field Services Morgan Desselle says applications for Class 8 are now open. More information about YCLP can be found on the ACA website,

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 1-8-2021

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended January 8, 2021, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended January 8, 2021, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,140 head compared to 0 last week and …

Seed Coat Fragments Another Problem for Alabama Cotton Producers

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton

As if cotton prices were not low enough, some producers across the Southeast are being penalized for seed coat fragments. It’s a deduction that costs farmers 4.45 cents per pound, said Steve Brown, Alabama Extension cotton specialist. “It’s a double whammy because you got punished on yields, and now you’re getting punished on fiber quality, too,” Brown said. Brown said …


13 Alabama Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available (USDA/FSA) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 13 Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Autauga, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox counties who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Zeta that occurred from October 28 through October 29, 2020, may be eligible …

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Executive Farm Management Program

Dan Alabama, Peanuts

(APPA) — Times are challenging on the farm these days. Farmers run and finance large and diverse businesses, manage capital, handle labor issues and navigate regulations. An operator is constantly busy working in their business. The Executive Farm Management Program (EFMP) is designed to help farmers work on their business. This year the National Peanut Board is proud to partner …


Alabama Irrigation Questionnaires are Due January 31

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) continues to encourage producers who performed agriculture irrigation upgrades in the 2020 calendar year to complete the required irrigation questionnaire. While ADAI is responsible for collecting completed irrigation questionnaires from producers seeking a tax credit in 2020, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) will issue any irrigation tax credits to eligible applicants. …

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2020 Southeastern Hay Contest Winners Announced

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Education, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release

Amidst many challenges of 2020, with Covid-19, lockdowns and disruption of supply chains, our livestock still have to eat, and our farmers did not stop working. Good hay is key for many livestock operations in the Southeast, either as a main forage source in the winter, or to close the gap between the dormancy of warm season grasses and the …