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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Avian Influenza makes a return to the Southeast

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in wild ducks in North Carolina and South Carolina. While professionals have not detected the bird disease in Alabama, migratory birds can bring the threat here in natural flyways. Ken Macklin, a poultry...

    Michael Graveman and Skyla Elliot named 2022 Farm Family

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The annual Farm-City Banquet took place Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at Loft 212. The Farm City Committee alternates between recognizing a Farm Family and a City Family to represent Cullman County for the year. Fred and Delores Osborne were this...

    The 2021 Alabama National Fair Youth Beef Cattle Show and Alabama National Fair Goat Shows see winners from Cullman County

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The 2021 Alabama National Fair Youth Beef Cattle Show and the 2021 Alabama National Fair Goat Show took place in Montgomery’s Teague Arena on Saturday, October 9. This year’s youth livestock events were sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa...

    March of the armyworm

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Folks across Cullman County are seeing an increase in brown caterpillars that are helping themselves to lawns, gardens and crops. What are they, and what can be done to stop the damage?  The fall armyworm, called “army” because of its invasive tendencies,...

    Cullman Peach Orchard open for the summer

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Cullman Peach Orchard is formally owned by Johnathon Clayton, but is largely a family business. His sister Anita Warner explained that Clayton originally purchased the farm in 2007 and began growing peaches shortly after. The first peach trees for the...

    Make more from the food you grow

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY - Each growing season, producers must decide how and where to sell their crops. Farmers markets, grocery stores, roadside stands and wholesale distributors are excellent established options; however, there are new opportunities to consider. Charitable donations and second-generation uses of fresh fruits...

    Livestock making the switch to soy? Everything you need to know!

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Did you know? Livestock were on the soy diet before it was cool.  While this may seem a bit surprising, soybeans were a popular forage choice for livestock producers in the 1800s. Around World War II, soybean production started to focus...

    Liven up spring gardens with perennial plants

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – All gardeners know that no spring garden is complete without perennial plants. Adding different textures, colors and shapes, perennials can be the perfect additions to flower beds and landscapes. Early April is prime time for planting perennials. With the right...

    Houston, Pike Counties take top honors for Farm-City programs

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Houston and Pike counties are top in the state when it comes to Alabama Farm-City programs, and each group’s members were recognized at the organization’s awards program held in Birmingham on April 8.  County programs are ranked in two divisions. Division 1...

    USDA Launches Feral Swine Control Program

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Free-ranging populations of feral swine—also known as feral hogs, wild boar or wild pigs—can now be found throughout most of Alabama. Feral swine usually cause significant amounts of damage to agricultural crops, food plots, pastures and a myriad of other...