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: 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.








Poultry Farmers

$4.0 Million

October 13, 2020

November 6, 2020

Application available on-line

Oct. 13th at

(subject to change)

Please refer to for sign-up details.


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.


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.


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 Launches 2021 Applications for Growing and Processing Industrial Hemp

Oct 13, 2020

 The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) will accept hemp applications from eligible growers and processors/handlers, using a new online application system starting, TODAY, October 13, 2020. Applications will be available at at 9:00 am, Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  The final day to apply for a hemp license is November 30, 2020 by 5:00 pm (CST).

In 2016, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act, Section 2-8-380 Code of Alabama 1975, tasking ADAI with the development of a licensing and inspection program for the production of industrial hemp. The program launched in 2019, after The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e. Farm Bill) declassified hemp as a schedule I drug and deemed hemp as an agriculture commodity. This legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant containing less than 0.3% THC, including derivatives, extracts, and cannabinoids. 

“As the hemp industry continues to grow in Alabama, critical research data is being collected and evaluated,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate.  “This is the department’s third year to administer the hemp program. It has always been our goal to manage the program in a fair and timely manner to benefit Alabama farmers and hemp producers and develop industrial hemp as an alternative crop.” 

The 2021 university/college affiliation license application information will be forthcoming before the first week in November 2020.

For more information and updates, please visit

ADAI will receive Industrial Hemp applications until 5:00 pm (CST) on November 30, 2020.