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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    New state program supports poultry growers impacted by pandemic

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - The Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program (AASP) offers the state poultry growers an opportunity for compensation for losses incurred because of the COVID pandemic. The Poultry Farmer Stabilization Grant Program, which is one element of the AASP, designates $4 million to assist...

    Relief fund established to help Alabama farmers recover from Hurricane Sally

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Farmers Federation has established a relief fund to help farmers from across the state whose farms were damaged by Hurricane Sally. “When disaster strikes, I am always impressed by the people of Alabama and their giving spirits,” said Alabama Farmers...

    Hurricane Sally slams Alabama; farmers predict major crop losses 

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Slow-moving Hurricane Sally stalled for hours along Alabama’s Gulf Coast Sept. 16, her creeping progress flooding fields — and farmers’ hopes for bumper harvests. “It started blowing high winds about 3 a.m. and didn’t stop till mid-morning. It was a beating,” said...

    Holly Pond’s Evan Roden brings home 2 titles from East Alabama Invitational Lamb Show

    HOLLY POND, Ala. - At the Alabama Lamb Producers Association’s East Alabama Invitational Saturday, Holly Pond Middle School eighth grader Evan Roden, son of Holly Pond High School Agriscience teacher Rusty Roden, won Champion White-Faced Ewe Lamb and Reserve Champion Overall Market Lamb.  Proud dad...

    Year-round care and maintenance for perennials

    ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. - With their vivacious blooms and array of colors, herbaceous perennials are a garden favorite and a common sight in Alabama. With the proper care, perennials are long-lasting, fairly low-maintenance flowers. While perennials will die back during the winter months,...

    Fall armyworms marching in Alabama fields

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – They say there are only a few things that are certain in life. Most forage producers in the Southeast would argue fall armyworm invasions are one of them. Yes, once again, fall armyworms are making their way onto the scene...

    Extend the growing season of blueberries and other summer fruits

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – As blueberries and other summer fruits begin to grow out of season, gardeners may be looking for ways to extend the growing season. While there are many factors that affect the output of fruit crops, there are several things people...

    Ivey awards $26M in CARES Act funds for Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday awarded $26 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund for the Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program- for farmers, ranchers and agricultural operations hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Agriculture has an economic impact of over $70 billion in the...

    Extension Offices serving as drop-off points for mystery seed packages

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is partnering with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) to assist in collecting unsolicited seed packages being sent to Alabama residents from China. The packages often indicate that they contain jewelry rather than seeds....

    Unsolicited seed packages from China delivered to Alabama residents

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has received multiple reports of “unsolicited” China origin seeds being delivered to residents across the state through the United States Postal Service (USPS).  The packing is often mislabeled as “jewelry.” So far, residents from...