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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ADAI Accepting Applications for USDA Organic Cost-Share Reimbursement Program

Oct 13, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama growers and handlers of organic agricultural products can recover part of the cost associated with their USDA certification. The reimbursement covers 50% of certification costs, up to a maximum of $500.00.

The cost-share program makes it easier for certified organic businesses throughout the supply chain by recouping the costs associated with USDA organic certification.

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) will administer this non-competitive grant program by processing applications for cost share funds, and issuing reimbursements to eligible applicants.

“Farmers who choose to become a USDA certified organic operation have additional expenses upfront to make the transition. We hope our farmers will participate in the program so we can help them add value to their products,” said Commissioner Rick Pate.

ADAI distributes funds on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. The rebates are available to cover certification expenses paid for the period of October 1, 2020 until December 15, 2020.

Application forms and additional details can be obtained by calling Johnny Blackmon with the ADAI at 334/240-7257 or by email at Johnny.Blackmon@agi.alabama.gov. Applicants may also apply at local USDA Farm Service Agency offices. To locate the office nearest you search https://offices.usda.gov/.

All applications must be submitted by December 31, 2020.

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