Alabama Farmers Concerned with Input Prices, Labor

Dan Alabama, Economy, Labor and Immigration

We’ve talked before about the rising input prices, and how this will affect many decisions heading into the 2022 planting season. Various surveys have indicated that this is a top concern for many farmers this year. Alabama Extension Cotton Agronomist Steve Brown, with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), agrees. He told Southeast AgNet this is something many growers have discussed with him, …


Alabama SWCC on Installation of Irrigation Pivots

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, USDA-NRCS, Water

Back in 2019, the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee (SWCC) worked with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) to identify watersheds that would have funding priority for new irrigation systems. To update that progress, Alabama SWCC Executive Director Dr. William Puckett, told Southeast AgNet this week about the four areas of the state they are working with. Learn more …

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Extension Mobile Labs in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Research

As a land-grant university, a mission of Alabama A&M University (AAMU) involves the delivery of research-based information to communities. In the early days, the late scientist George Washington Carver used the Jesup wagon to educate farmers about agricultural practices. Today, modern wheels still roll into communities to educate audiences of all ages. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at AAMU will officially …