Protecting Local Foods Across Alabama

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The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries oversees programs that affect residents — from producers to consumers to businesses — across the state in many ways. Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate told Southeast AgNet he hears a lot about local foods from people all over the state.


USDA Designates Three Alabama Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Gordon between Sept. 3 and Sept. 6, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. This …


Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

Dan Alabama, Economy

Hurricane Michael caused almost $204 million in agricultural damage alone as it moved across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’s Wiregrass region. “Cotton farmers suffered the greatest losses,” said Lemme. “But the storm affected every portion of Wiregrass agriculture, including row crops, livestock, poultry and timber as well …

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Hurricane Michael Damage Estimate to Ag at $1.3 Billion

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agriculture damages from hurricane Michael are estimated at more than $1.3 billion. The Hurricane struck Georgia, Alabama and Florida last week, impacting cotton and pecan growers the most, according to CNBC. President Donald Trump toured damaged areas earlier this week, as did Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. In Georgia alone, the latest farm-related damage estimate from the storm is $1.2 billion, …

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Parnell Discusses Hurricane Michael Damage to Alabama Farms

Dan Alabama, Weather

Tuesday was a busy day at the 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. One of the attendees was Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. He talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about the damage in the southeast corner of Alabama. Parnell Discusses Hurricane Michael Damage to Alabama Farms To help the state’s farmers recover from Hurricane Michael’s devastating effects, …

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Treasure Forest Annual Meeting Educated, Honors Alabama Landowners

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Rural roots and forest stewardship were celebrated during the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association’s (ATFA) annual meeting in Florence Oct. 26-28. At the conference, the ATFA added a landowner leader to its ranks by presenting Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey a TREASURE Forest certification for her property in Monroe County. Ivey addressed over 100 landowners and industry representatives Friday night during the …