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”, the Alabama Agribusiness Council held their annual meeting last week in Orange Beach. And Commissioner, I know it’s an event you always look forward to attending. That’s our weekly Around the State with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner, Rick Pate.

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New Peanut Shelling Plant Going up in Alabama

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Construction of a new peanut shelling plant continues near Atmore, Alabama. Coastal Growers, LLC is building the facility, and plans to be operational with the first part of it by September of this year. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman caught up with President and CEO of Coastal Growers, LLC, Dirk Lindsey, during the recent Alabama Agribusiness Council meeting. Lindsey said their growers are …

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Pate Speaks at Alabama Agribusiness Council Meeting

Dan Alabama

Folks in the agriculture industry across Alabama have been in Orange Beach this week attending the Alabama Agribusiness Council (AAC) Annual Meeting. One of the guest speakers was Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate. In an interview with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, Pate noted he was pleased with how the Alabama Legislature funded the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries for the …

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Ag Lime Labeling Bill Moving in Alabama Legislature

Dan Alabama, Legislative

Alabama lawmakers have made it through five weeks of the 2020 Alabama Legislative Session, but thus far there haven’t been many bills of interest to agriculture in the state discussed. But Alabama Agribusiness Council (AAC) Executive Director Leigha Cauthen looks at a few that have, including the ag lime labeling bill. To keep up with the bills being discussed this …

AAC Hosting Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Forum

Dan Alabama

The Alabama Agribusiness Council (AAC) is giving folks across the state a chance to meet and learn more about the four candidates for Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. AAC Executive Director Leigha Cauthen has the details. AAC Hosting Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Forum For more information and to RSVP, contact Leigha Cauthen at or 334-834-4006.