Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program  
In August, Gov. Kay Ivey awarded $26 Million of CARES Act Funds to assist Alabama Agriculture impacted by COVID-19. Funding will be used to establish the Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program (AASP). No funds may be utilized for salaries, building projects, or capital improvements.

For program information, deadlines and applications please visit: crf.alabama.gov and select "Alabama Agriculture".

We hope this message from Commissioner Pate helps explain the Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program (AASP) and its seven programs. Our goal is to help farmers and agribusinesses impacted by COVID-19. Click HERE  to view.

For help on filling out your W-9, please click on the following link;  How to fill out a W-9.

To view the entire  Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program Memorandum of Understanding click HERE 


Below is a summary of the active remaining programs:
  1. Poultry Farmer Stabilization Grant Program - $4 million will assist poultry farmers that experienced disruptions due to COVID-19. Broiler growers that experienced downtimes of over 17 days, density reductions of 10% or more, or both between March 13 and October 15, 2020, will be eligible. In addition, Pullet growers that experienced downtimes of over 42 days and Breeder growers that experienced downtimes of over 56 days will be eligible. The downtimes must have occurred between March 13 and October 15, 2020.

  2. Breeder Growers - ON-LINE Application (Online Only) Application period October 13, 2020 - November 6, 2020
    Breeder Eligibility Requirements

    Broiler Growers - ON-LINE Application (Online Only) Application period October 13, 2020 - November 6, 2020
    Broiler Eligibility Requirements

    Pullet Growers - ON-LINE Application (Online Only) Application period October 13, 2020 - November 6, 2020
    Pullet Eligibility Requirements

Preliminary application information is available in the chart below.
  

TYPE:

AMOUNT:

APPLICATIONS

AVAILABLE:

APPLICATIONS

DEADLINE:

HOW TO APPLY:

Poultry Farmers

$4.0 Million

October 13, 2020

November 6, 2020

Application available on-line

Oct. 13th at www.agi.alabama.gov

(subject to change)

Please refer to www.agi.alabama.gov for sign-up details.





Consumers


Our consumer service activities protect consumers and businesses from unfair and unsafe business practices across a wide range of market sectors, including products and services for food, fuels and petroleum products, weighing and measuring devices, pesticides, and the full range of agricultural activities.

BUSINESS


The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries strives to promote agricultural products locally and throughout the globe. The Department strives to provide a favorable climate for agribusinesses and related industries to flourish. Through routine inspections and lab analysis we insure that all agribusinesses operate on a level playing field.

Producers


Through industry cooperation, the Department is committed to agriculture producers to assist with maintaining a favorable regulatory climate. Our mission is to help insure that Alabama agriculture producers continue to fuel our $70 billion agriculture economy and foster an environment that permits Alabama farmers to remain competitive.
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Comm. Rick Pate thanks ADAI Team who facilitated U.S. Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s visit to Baldwin Co.

Oct 09, 2020

Commissioner Rick Pate would like to recognize the ADAI Team who was instrumental in making U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s visit to Baldwin County a success. This visit, prompted by Hurricane Sally, included two farm tours and a round table discussion with local agricultural businesses. The hard work and dedication of the ADAI staff lead to an overall successful event.

“I cannot thank my staff enough for their hard work to make this event happen. The Secretary visit went according to plan and our staff deserves all the credit,” said Commissioner Pate. “I have often said, some of the things I do for farmers goes unacknowledged, and others time I received too much credit from the hard work of others. This was one of those times.”

Commissioner Pate and the staff toured an additional five farms, independently from the Secretary’s visit, who suffered damage from Hurricane Sally.


Back row, from left to right: Dr. Tony Frazier, Caleb Conner, Scott Absher, Bob Plaster & Hassey Brooks.
Front row, from left to right: Laura Jean McCurdy, Amy Belcher, Anna Beth Harris & Tami Culver.