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    Federation president says farmers working hard to keep food, fiber flowing

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama farmers and forest industry personnel continue working to ensure a steady supply of food, fiber and timber during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jimmy Parnell, president of the Alabama Farmers Federation, said farmers, like other small businesses, are adapting to weather the economic...

    2020 plant considerations for Alabama producers

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—These are unprecedented times. Large companies are closing doors and sending their employees home to work. Small businesses are shipping inventory out of home garages. Despite the myriad of hardships faced as a result of COVID-19, the world keeps turning. While demand...

    Beef Quality Assurance training March 24 in Cullman

    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training will take place Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Tally Ho St. in Cullman. This event is a joint effort of the Cullman County Cattlemen’s Association and the Cullman...

    Agriplex Heritage Skills: Raised bed gardening

    CULLMAN, Ala. –  It was on the frigid side Tuesday night, but that didn’t stop avid gardeners dreaming of spring from turning out for the North Alabama Agriplex’s Heritage Skills class on raised bed gardening. Agriplex Director Rachel Dawsey led the lecture, which allowed participants...

    Annual meeting in review for Cullman County Farmers Federation

    The Cullman County Farmers Federation received the Award of Excellence Dec. 9. during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 98th annual meeting in Montgomery. To earn the distinction, counties must score at least 80 points out of 100 on the award application, which...

    Irrigation tax credit for farmers

    AUBURN, Ala. – Some Alabama farmers could see a break on their taxes thanks to a new tax credit. This credit allows farmer to count certain costs associated with irrigation, including fuel conversions, equipment and reservoirs, on their income taxes. Qualification Only qualified irrigation systems or...

    Growing hemp in Alabama: Informational meeting set for Nov. 4

    The latest United States Department of Agriculture Farm Bill allows for the production of hemp throughout the United States.  Historically, hemp was grown as a fiber crop for thousands of years and was once grown on large acreages in the United States.  During this...

    Alabama Extension launches Farming Basics app

    AUBURN, Ala. - Today’s farmers are using new technology more than ever to help them with day-to-day tasks. In a physically demanding and rapidly developing industry, farmers lean on GPS, web information, online courses and timely answers to keep up with the moving economy.

    High heat, minimal moisture hurt yields, bottom line

    Zero. Zip. Zilch. That’s how much rain Terry Wyatt’s 500-acre cotton crop received in September. “Cotton likes hot weather, but you have to have some rain,” said Wyatt, whose non-irrigated cropland in Harpersville was in the heart of Alabama’s most persistent drought based on the U.S....

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