ADAI Holds New Laboratory Ribbon Cutting

Will Jordan ADAI, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Industry

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, April 15, for their new laboratory in Auburn, AL. Breaking ground in November of 2022, Commissioner Rick Pate expressed excitement at the laboratory’s swift completion. Replacing the over 50 year old Gilmer-Turnham Building, the newly constructed facility will house Alabama’s State Chemical Testing Laboratory and Pesticide …

Alabama to Texas Hay Relief Effort Update

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Cattle, Economy

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/April 2, 2024) — Two weeks ago, the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) launched an effort to provide hay for Texas cattle producers who suffered catastrophic losses from the recent wildfires in the Texas panhandle. ADAI partnered with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) and the Alabama Trucking Association (ATA) to help gather and transport hay for cattlemen in …

ADAI Offering RFID Tags for Replacement Animals

Dan Agri-Business, Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Cattle

One of the functions of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Animal Industries Division is the administration of programs to prevent, eradicate and control diseases of livestock. Associate State Veterinarian, Misty Edmondson, has an update on what they have to offer cattle producers in the state.

Alabama Launches Texas Hay Relief Effort

Dan Alabama, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Cattle, Livestock

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/March 19, 2024) — The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) is leading an effort to provide hay for Texas cattle producers who have suffered catastrophic losses due to the recent wildfires in the Texas panhandle. ADAI is partnering with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) and the Alabama Trucking Association (ATA) to help our fellow cattlemen in Texas who …

HPAI Confirmed in Alabama Commercial Poultry Pullet Farm

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Avian Influenza, Poultry

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/Nov. 3, 2023) — The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a commercial pullet farm in Marshall County, Alabama. Samples from the flock were tested at the Alabama State Diagnostic Laboratory, part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, …

USDA Designates 11 Additional Alabama Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Agri-Business, Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Crop Insurance, Economy, Funding

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/Oct. 31, 2023) – Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate announced that USDA Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack has designated eleven Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas due to a recent drought. Additional counties were listed as contiguous disaster counties. “We recognize that the drought conditions have hit Alabama farmers hard and hope this disaster relief from USDA …

“Farming Means Business and Business is Booming”

Will Jordan Sunbelt Ag Expo, Sweet Grown Alabama

by Will Jordan The 45th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo kicked off this past Tuesday in Moultrie, Ga. The Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year awards saw Darrel Haynes of Alabama, Wade Purvis of Florida and Bart Davis of Georgia receive their respective state farmer of the year awards. Other states recognized with Farmer of the Year Awards included …

Alabama to Shine as Spotlight State during Sunbelt Ag Expo

Dan Georgia, Sweet Grown Alabama

The 2023 Sunbelt Ag Expo is coming up October 17-19 in Moultrie, Georgia, and at this year’s event the state of Alabama will shine as the Spotlight State. Nearly 3,000 square feet of exhibit space will be used to tell the story of agriculture in Alabama over the Expo’s three days. Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries Rick Pate told Southeast AgNet’s …

Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Industry

In our weekly “Around the State with Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate”, last week the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) held their annual meeting in Wyoming. Commissioner, I understand you were there so can you tell us a bit about this event? NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of …