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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 …

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Alabama Hemp Meetings Being Held This Month

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Specialty Crops

For those interested, five hemp licensee orientation meetings will be held on various dates and locations this month. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is partnering with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) to host the meetings. Clint Thompson has more details. Each of the hemp licensee orientation meetings will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information click here. More information about growing …

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Application Period Ends Monday for 2022 Hemp Licenses in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Specialty Crops

For the past few weeks, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been accepting applications from hemp growers, processors/handlers and universities for a 2022 industrial hemp license. But, the application period ends Monday, November 29th at 5:00 pm (CT). In 2016, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act, Section 2-8-380 Code of Alabama 1975, tasking ADAI with the development of a licensing …

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Application Period Now Open for 2022 Hemp Licenses in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Specialty Crops

This week, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) started accepting applications from hemp growers, processors/handlers and universities for a 2022 industrial hemp license. Applications will only be accepted online through the Kelly Registration System at agi.alabama.gov/hempapp. The deadline to apply for a 2022 hemp license is November 29, 2021. In 2016, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act, Section 2-8-380 Code of …

Alabama State Beef Checkoff Activities Receive Approval

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle

Each year, the Alabama State Beef Checkoff is required to submit an annual report about programs and expenditures to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI). And according to Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley, ADAI recently granted approval for those activities. For more information, contact the ACA office in Montgomery at 334-265-1867.

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ADAI Accepting Century, Heritage and Bicentennial Farm Applications

Dan Alabama

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is accepting applications for their annual Century & Heritage 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …