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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Cullman’s Haynes re-elected State Women’s Leadership Committee vice chair

    Written by Debra Davis Still farming. That was the theme of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 99th annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 6-7 where members of the state’s largest farm organization gathered to elect leaders, discuss policy and chart a path into the next century. COVID-19 brought many...

    A cut above: Alabama Christmas tree farms offer holiday fun

    As the calendar flips closer to Dec. 25, Christmas tree farms are providing fresh-cut evergreens and festive holiday experiences for families across Alabama. “From the Gulf Coast to the Tennessee Valley, Alabama farmers grow, trim and prepare trees of all shapes and sizes,” said Hunter...

    Heifer Development Program great opportunity for producers

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cattle producers in Alabama with yearling heifers should look to participate in the Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program. This forage-based development program is consigned by cattle producers in the state. The program offers producers a chance to have heifers...

    Ground covers for Alabama landscapes

    Ground covers are used to provide edgings to pathways, control erosion and add interest to landscape design. In agriculture, ground cover is the name given to plants that are low growing and are used to cover a large area, giving a carpeted effect. Using several...

    Alabama Farm Credit donates hay to hurricane-hit cattle producers

    CULLMAN, Ala. – South Alabama cattle producers who lost hay and pasture to hurricanes this fall recently received help from north Alabama agricultural lending cooperative Alabama Farm Credit. Alabama Farm Credit donated 200 large round bales of hay to cattle producers in Baldwin County, which...

    Carver’s guide to preserving carved pumpkins

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The ghoulish sights on the front steps this Halloween season should be a glowing Jack-O-Lantern creation, not a rotting pumpkin. Knowing how to best preserve both whole and carved pumpkins is essential to ensure they are fresh throughout the fall...

    2021 Alabama hemp grower applications now available; Cullman info session Nov. 5

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Hemp grower applications and processor/handler applications are available for the 2021 growing season from Oct. 13 through Nov. 30. Applications can be found on the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) website. Applications Full applications, including supporting documents, must be complete...

    Focus on harvest safety this fall

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Farmers in the Southeast are in the thick of harvest season, making safety more important than ever. Round-the-clock work and pressing time commitments are characteristic of harvest. The stress of these can wear down a person’s mental alertness of safety...

    Cullman’s Cole Eubanks exhibits winning animals during 2nd weekend of Alabama National Fair Livestock Shows

    Cole Eubanks of Cullman County exhibited Fifth Overall, and the Champion Charolais, during the Heifer Show at the Youth Beef Cattle Show at the Alabama National Fair Oct. 17 in Montgomery. Eubanks also exhibited the Reserve Champion Charolais during the Heifer Show. The show was sponsored by...