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Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference Held in Chilton County

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) held its annual conference and trade show in Clanton Nov. 15-16 where 250 attendees heard from industry leaders, elected officials and university & Extension professionals. “It was exciting to see the fruit and vegetable farmers from across Alabama come together for this event,” said AFVGA Executive Director Hunter McBrayer. “It was an …

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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, …


Hurricane Relief Fund Will Aid Alabama Farmers

Dan Alabama, Economy, Industry News Release

To help the state’s farmers recover from Hurricane Michael’s devastating effects, the Alabama Farmers Federation has established a relief fund to directly benefit producers. “Farmers in south Alabama have received an outpouring of support from neighbors and people across the country,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “Many have asked where they can donate to help farmers who’ve lost their crops …


Livestock Shelters Open in Alabama in Preparation for Hurricane Michael

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Weather

Hurricane Michael is expected to strike Florida’s Panhandle on Wednesday. In preparation for this intense storm, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been in contact with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Horse Council and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services to provide temporary sheltering facilities for evacuated livestock, including horses and …

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Clay County Young Farm Family Named Best in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release, Poultry

Chris and Jordyn Upchurch of Clay County reaped the rewards of hard work and first-rate farming when they were named Alabama’s 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family (OYFF) Aug. 4. The multi-generation farmers were honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery and will receive over $70,000 in prizes. Their Rockin U farm in Lineville encompasses over …

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Green Leaf Grill Wins Bama’s Best Catfish Contest

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Industry News Release

Four finalists; three judges; two days; and one winner. That set the table for judging Bama’s Best Catfish July 26-27. The Green Leaf Grill in Mentone took top honors in the competition sponsored by the Alabama Catfish Producers, a division of the Alabama Farmers Federation. The contest carried judges from Mentone, in the northeast corner of the st, south to …

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It’s All In The Name – Luverne’s Chicken Shack Wins Bama’s Best Fried Chicken Contest

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

When a restaurant is brave enough to include a particular food in its name, its expected they’ll excel at cooking said food. Case in point: Luverne’s Chicken Shack. The popular poultry purveyor recently won the title of Bama’s Best Fried Chicken through a contest hosted on “Simply Southern TV’s” Facebook page. As winners, Chicken Shack owners Mike and Drew Money …


Keith Gray Named USDA Risk Management Agency Chief of Staff

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Alabama native Keith Gray has been appointed chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) by the Trump administration and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Gray has decades of political experience on and off Capitol Hill and formerly served as National Affairs director for the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance. Previously, he was …

ELD Mandates, Excluding Livestock, Effective June 18

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

The deadline for transporters of agricultural commodities, excluding livestock, to obtain an electronic logging device (ELD) is June 18. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), exemptions include those transporting agricultural commodities within 150 air miles. Motor carriers utilizing the agricultural commodities exemption — like other hours of service rule exemptions — are excluded from ELD requirements if they …

FFA Members Compete During State Convention

Dan Alabama, Education, Industry News Release

A sea of national blue and corn gold swept the Capital City as over 1,300 students and advisers gathered for the 90th Alabama FFA State Convention June 6-8. Students competed in state career development events (CDEs) during the annual meeting in Montgomery, sharpening their professional development skills and industry knowledge. The Alabama Farmers Federation’s Jennifer Christenberry said she enjoys watching students …