sle rodeo

Now Is the Time to Get SLE Rodeo Tickets

Dan Alabama, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Cattle

Tickets for the 2023 Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) Rodeo in Montgomery are on sale, and for those who plan to attend, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) is urging you to get them now. Sarah Hunter, SLE director of rodeo programs, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they have some recent award winners taking part in this year’s rodeo. The SLE rodeo will be held March …

state

Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Around the State with Commissioner Pate, Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

It’s time for our weekly “Around the State with Commissioner Rick Pate”. Commissioner, I understand the department is helping Alabama schools and farmers. Can you tell us more about this initiative? Again, to learn more, visit the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) website, or email Beth Spratt at beth.spratt@agi.alabama.gov. That’s our weekly “Around the State with Commissioner Rick Pate”.

alabama

Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Reaches Membership Goal

Dan Alabama, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Cattle

“Membership matters” is a phrase that the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) doesn’t take lightly. 2022 ACA President, Jim Jordan, began his year of service with a goal of reaching 10,000 members for the association. Since meeting that membership goal this year, the first time since 2018, we recently spoke with Jim to learn more on what that means for the …

alabama

Alabama’s Bill Lipscomb Serves on Cattlemen’s Beef Board

Dan Alabama, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Beef, Cattle, Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB)

A past president of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Bill Lipscomb from Prattville, is currently serving as the Alabama representative on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB). Lipscomb told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman he is one of 102 representatives on the board. The CBB is responsible for overseeing the collection of Beef Checkoff dollars and funding the various national programs.

state

Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Around the State with Commissioner Pate, Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

In this week’s “Around the State with Commissioner Rick Pate”, with Christmas over Commissioner, I know you and your staff are looking ahead at 2023. What are some of the things you are focusing on? And that’s our weekly Around the State with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner, Rick Pate.

eqip

Signup Now for Conservation Incentive Contracts in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama is offering an expanded opportunity for climate-smart agriculture in 2023. Updates include statewide availability of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Incentive Contracts. These improvements to NRCS’ working lands conservation programs, combined with continued program opportunities in Alabama, are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s broader effort to support climate-smart agriculture. Applications will be accepted through Friday, …

state

Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Around the State with Commissioner Pate, Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

In this week’s “Around the State with Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate” Commissioner, I understand you attended the Alabama Ag Outlook Conference last Thursday. Could you share some of the highlights from that meeting? That’s our weekly Around the State with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner, Rick Pate.

weekly livestock market report

Livestock Market Reports for Week Ended 12-16-2022

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

** This report will not be issued for the next two weeks due to markets being closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. ** Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia for the week ended December 16, 2022, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market …

Vilsack

Vilsack Announces More Funding for Climate Smart Partnerships

Dan Alabama, Climate Change, Florida

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the additional funding of $325 million for 71 projects under the second funding pool through USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program. “Expanding opportunities for small and underserved producers is a key goal of Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. Small and underserved producers are facing the impacts of climate change head on, with limited resources, and have …