ADAI Holds New Laboratory Ribbon Cutting

Will Jordan ADAI, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Industry

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, April 15, for their new laboratory in Auburn, AL. Breaking ground in November of 2022, Commissioner Rick Pate expressed excitement at the laboratory’s swift completion. Replacing the over 50 year old Gilmer-Turnham Building, the newly constructed facility will house Alabama’s State Chemical Testing Laboratory and Pesticide …


Gov. Ivey Lends Assistance to State Forestry Agency

Dan Alabama, Forestry

Although only in office a few weeks, Gov. Kay Ivey is helping to shore up a state agency important to rural Alabama. State Forester Rick Oates said Ivey told him she intends to release nearly $500,000 from the governor’s discretionary departmental emergency fund to help the budget-stressed Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC). Last year’s drought-related fires took a toll on the …


Alabama Farmers Federation Welcomes Kay Ivey

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

by Jeff Helms, Alabama Farmers Federation The Alabama Farmers Federation today welcomed Kay Ivey as Alabama’s 54th governor, noting her rural background and appreciation of farmers is good news for Alabama agriculture. Federation President Jimmy Parnell expressed confidence in Ivey’s leadership. “Gov. Ivey has always been a friend to farmers,” Parnell said. “She understands the importance of agriculture and forestry …