Latest U.S. Drought Monitor Update

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia

Except for a small part of South Florida and portions of South Carolina and North Carolina, the Southeast has sufficient moisture, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Georgia and Alabama received enough rainfall this past week to where there are no parts of either state that are abnormally dry. The only part of Florida that is abnormally dry is the …

USDA Releases Final 2020 Cotton Report

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia

The United States Department of Agriculture released its 2020 final all cotton production report on Wednesday. Becky Sommer with the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Washington D.C. has the final numbers: The 2020 final all cotton production was estimated at 14.6 million 480-pound bales, 27% lower than the 2019 crop. The United States yield for all cotton is estimated at 847 pounds per …

ACA Set to Introduce New Class for Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) is set to introduce Class Eight of the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program. The ACA kicks off a new class this week. ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley said there will be 25 producers in this year’s class, ranging from age 21 to age 40, from across the state. They’ll be committing the next eight months …

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Livestock Market Report Week Ending 5-7-2021

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended May 7, 2021, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended May 7, 2021, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 8,900 head compared to 16,847 last week and …

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Implementing Silvopasture Systems in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Forestry

Many landowners in Alabama work to keep their land in the best shape possible for future generations, and agroforestry practices help some of those landowners meet this goal. According to an Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) release, one of the most recognized forms of agroforestry is the practice of establishing silvopasture systems. Alabama Extension Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Specialist, Becky Barlow, …

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ACA Board of Directors to Meet Next Week

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle

The spring quarterly meeting of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) board of directors will be held next week in Montgomery. ACA Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley, says they will be welcoming Alabama State Attorney General Steve Marshall to that meeting. For more information about the ACA Spring Board meeting on May 13th, contact their office in Montgomery.

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Southeast Cotton, Peanut Planting Near Five-Year Averages

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

Many Southeast farmers dealt with cool, wet weather to start the 2021 planting season. But according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS), both cotton and peanut planting were close to the 5-year averages this past week. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says rain in other areas of the cotton belt hampered planting. …

Livestock Market Report Week Ending 4-30-2021

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended April 30, 2021, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ending April 30, 2021, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 16,800 head compared to 11,520 last week and …

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USDA Awards New Partnership Project in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a new partnership project in Alabama designed to help mitigate climate change and protect natural resources while supporting America’s producers. Overall, USDA will be investing $330 million in 85 locally driven, public-private partnerships nationwide. This will include the “Regenerating Alabama’s Cropland” project. All projects are awarded through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation …

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Alabama Youth Attend Beef Cook-off Event

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle

A fun cook-off event took place this past Saturday, as the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) hosted the Junior and Senior High School Beef Cook-off. ACA Director of Education and Outreach, Ali Cantrell, says the event also included some educational programs. To learn more about Beef Checkoff funded events in Alabama, contact the ACA office in Montgomery or go to their website, bamabeef.org.