Commissioner Pate Advises Horse Owners to Vaccinate for EEE & West Nile Virus

Dan ADAI, Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Equine, Livestock, News from Our Sponsors

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/August 23, 2023) — Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner Rick Pate has announced that a horse has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) by the ADAI’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory in Auburn. The positive result originated from a horse in Baldwin County. EEE is a mosquito-transmitted disease that is more severe than West Nile Virus (WNV). The mortality …


Around the State with Commissioner Pate

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

In our “Around the State with Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate”, filling in for the Commissioner this week is Meredith Casey from Sweet Grown Alabama. And Meredith, I understand May is National Strawberry Month and you would like to talk about strawberry production in Alabama. Click here to learn more about U-Pick strawberry operations in Alabama. That’s our weekly Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries report.


New Cogongrass Campaign Addresses Threat to Alabama

Dan ADAI, Alabama, Conservation

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has initiated a new social media campaign to raise awareness of the dangers cogongrass poses to the state. With agriculture and natural ecosystems at risk, ADAI is calling on Alabamians to recognize this threat and share the information. This is all due to the fact the noxious weed has now infested more …


Deadline Nearing to Apply for ADAI Relief Program

Dan ADAI, Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Equine, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Specialty Crops, Tree Nuts

Back in April, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) announced they were administering the Alabama Agriculture Relief Program (AARP) to provide USDA relief funds to farmers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael in 2018. While the original deadline to apply was June 25th, they want to remind those who experienced necessary expenses related to losses of beef …


ADAI Accepting Century & Heritage Farm and Bicentennial Farm Applications

Dan ADAI, Alabama, News from Our Sponsors

(MONTGOMERY, AL/June 15, 2021) —The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is now accepting applications for their annual Century & Heritage (C & H) Farm and Bicentennial Farm programs. ADAI created these programs to help recognize and celebrate family farms that have significantly impacted Alabama history and agriculture.  A Century Farm is one that has been in the same family continuously for at least 100 years and currently has agricultural activities on …