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Thursday, December 8, 2022

    Contract broiler producers benefit from additional USDA assistance

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama contract broiler farmers are set to benefit from expanded federal assistance eligibility details released recently by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Payments will be based on a decline in revenue when comparing income from Jan. 1-Dec. 27, 2019 to Jan....

    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. Available at the touch of...

    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...

    Berlin Farmers Market going up quickly

     BERLIN, Ala. - The shed for the Berlin Farmers Market is rising from the field west of the Berlin Community Center and will be in use soon. The market is scheduled to open at 3 p.m. April 19 and will operate from 3-6 p.m....

    Where, oh where are my winter bulbs?

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Winter bulbs serve as remedy to the winter blues until spring. However, what if the bulbs simply refuse to bloom? For those who planted winter bulbs and have yet to see results, Lucy Edwards, an Alabama Extension home grounds, gardens...

    Marigold Moon

    Herbalist and gardener Amelia Gilliland recently began what she calls her “encore career” at her farm Marigold Moon, which she started last year at her home. After retiring from a 25-year career as a professor in 2020, Gilliland began formal study of herbalism through the...

    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...

    Alabama Extension launches Crops Report Podcast

     AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Crops Report Podcast is where the research meets the row. When the armyworms move in or Southern rust conditions are setting in, the Alabama Extension crops team wants to cultivate community by bringing their expertise to producers on the farm....

    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....

    Battery-powered chainsaws: Quiet but dangerous

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many tool manufacturers are offering batteries as an alternative power source to gasoline in today’s market. Chainsaws are one of the newest pieces of equipment that are now utilizing rechargeable batteries. These newer chainsaws are often quieter and require less...