relief

Relief Program for Alabama Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Dan Alabama, Economy

(ADAI) — Commissioner Rick Pate announced the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) will be administering the Alabama Agriculture Relief Program (AARP) to provide USDA relief funds to farmers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael. In 2018, Alabama’s Wiregrass experienced substantial economic losses due to severe agriculture damage caused by Hurricane Michael. “Our department has worked closely with …

damage

No Reports of Major Storm Damage to Alabama Agriculture

Dan Alabama, Weather

Areas across the Southeast suffered from severe storms this week, including parts of Alabama. Several confirmed tornadoes caused damage to homes, power lines, and trees. But Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate told Southeast AgNet the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) had not received any reports of major damage to farms in the state. Pate noted major crops in the …

relief

USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Applications Being Accepted in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Economy, Specialty Crops, USDA

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has announced they are accepting grant applications for projects that enhance the competitiveness of U.S. specialty crops in foreign and domestic markets in the state. The application deadline for these grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is May 3, 2021. Specialty crops are defined by USDA as fruits and vegetables, …

irrigation

Alabama Irrigation Questionnaires are Due January 31

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) continues to encourage producers who performed agriculture irrigation upgrades in the 2020 calendar year to complete the required irrigation questionnaire. While ADAI is responsible for collecting completed irrigation questionnaires from producers seeking a tax credit in 2020, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) will issue any irrigation tax credits to eligible applicants. …

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Livestock Auction Market Direct Payment Program & Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program Applications Due by December 1, 2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Livestock, Poultry

Commissioner Rick Pate is pleased to announce the Livestock Market Direct Payment Program and the Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program. Applications for each program will be available at agi.alabama.gov or crf.alabama.gov at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 and the deadline to submit applications is December 1, 2020.  Each program will assist Alabama’s agriculture with costs associated with disruptions experienced due to COVID-19. Commissioner Pate and agricultural stakeholders …

deadline

Hemp Application Deadline Nearing in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Specialty Crops

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) wants to remind eligible hemp growers and processors/handlers the deadline to apply for a hemp license for the 2021 crop is November 30, 2020 by 5:00 pm (CST). ADAI will accept hemp applications using their new online application system: agi.alabama.gov/hempapp. In 2016, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act, Section 2-8-380 …

grower

Deadline Extended for AASP Poultry Grower Programs

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Poultry

DEADLINE EXTENDED Due to statewide power outages last week as a result of Hurricane Zeta, the application deadline for the AASP Breeder, Broiler and Pullet Grower programs has been extended to Friday, November 13, 2020. Eligible grower should visit crf.alabama.gov or agi.alabama.gov to apply. Eligibility requirements for each program are below. Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program Poultry Breeder Growers Eligibility Before proceeding through the application, please …

livestock

Livestock Shelters Open in Alabama in Preparation for Tropical Storm Zeta

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

In response to Tropical Storm Zeta, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been in contact with our partners to provide a temporary sheltering facility for evacuated livestock including horses and cattle. Animals moving in response to Tropical Storm Zeta will be exempt from a certificate of veterinary inspection. The Alabama A&M Agribition Center located at 4925 Moore’s …

alabama

Commissioner Rick Pate on Alabama Agriculture Food Supply Chain

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

(ADAI) — Since Governor Kay Ivey’s statement on March 15, 2020 on the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has continued to fulfill our regulatory responsibilities and redirected our 350 employees to work from home as needed. “Our duty is to protect food safety, ensure animal health, permit the movement of plants and the use of …

irrigation

Alabama Irrigation Questionnaires due January 31

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) wants to remind producers who performed agriculture irrigation upgrades in 2019 to complete the required irrigation questionnaire, which is due January 31, 2020. An income tax credit is available for certain costs of irrigation equipment, fuel conversions, and reservoirs, And while the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) will issue any tax credits, …