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. Livestock Market Direct Payment Program - $500,000  to provide direct payments not to exceed $25,000 to Alabama livestock market permit holders.

  2. Cattle Auction Markets - ON-LINE Application (Online Only) Application period November 17, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Livestock Cattle Auction Eligibility Requirements

  3. Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program - $1.2 million  to reimburse Alabama poultry processing facilities for purchases of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), disinfectants, workstation dividers, and COVID-19 testing kits to protect their employees from COVID-19. These expenses would be up to a maximum of $40,000.00 per facility.

  4. Poultry Processor - ON-LINE Application (Online Only) Application period November 17, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program Eligibility Requirements

Preliminary application information is available in the chart below.








Livestock Market Direct Payment Program


November 17, 2020

December 1, 2020

Application available on-line

Nov. 17th at

Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program

$1.2 Million

November 17, 2020

December 1, 2020

Application available on-line

Nov. 17th 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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Livestock Shelters Open in Alabama in Preparation for Tropical Storm Zeta

Oct 27, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In response to Tropical Storm Zeta, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been in contact with our partners to provide a temporary sheltering facility for evacuated livestock including horses and cattle. Animals moving in response to Tropical Storm Zeta will be exempt from a certificate of veterinary inspection.

The Alabama A&M Agribition Center located at 4925 Moore’s Mill Rd, Huntsville, AL 35811, will open effective immediately. The shelter is only equipped to shelter livestock, not pets or companion animals such as dogs or cats. This facility will be available at a first come first serve basis. To contact the A&M Agribition Center call 256-689-0274. Evacuees will need to bring their own shavings, water buckets, feed, etc.

When evacuating, it is important for livestock owners to be prepared to care for their animals while they are away. Please be sure to bring the following items with you:

  •  Current list of all animals, including their records of feeding, vaccinations, and tests. Make sure that you have proof of ownership for all animals.
  • Supplies for temporary identification of your animals, such as plastic neckbands and permanent markers to label your animals with your name, address, and telephone number.
  • Handling equipment such as halters and appropriate tools for each kind of animal.
  • Water, feed, and buckets as well as tools and supplies needed for sanitation.

For questions or concerns about sheltering livestock during a tropical storm evacuation, please contact ADAI Emergency Programs at 334-240-7279 or email