Livestock Shelter Open in Alabama in Preparation for Hurricane Ian
Published 9/28/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
Livestock Shelter Open in Alabama in Preparation for Hurricane Ian
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In preparation for Hurricane Ian, entry requirements have been lifted for livestock animals that are moving across state lines. The following temporary sheltering facility has agreed to provide a place for evacuees with livestock including horses and cattle to stay. Please be advised that all stalls are first come first serve and calling ahead is requested. Furthermore, there are currently only 6 camper hookups left at this facility. Houston County Farm Center 1701 E Cottonwood Rd. Dothan, AL 36301 Josh... read more ❯
A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm Hosted Mental Health Training in Troy
Published 9/2/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm Hosted Mental Health Training in Troy
TROY, Ala.— Today, leaders from several organizations across the state of Alabama participated in a QPR, (Question, Persuade, Refer) training hosted by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI). The trainings are a vital part of the A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm initiative. The Alabama Department of Mental Health, an essential partner in this initiative, is assisting in providing the training and related resources. The A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm initiative is funded by the Farm and Ranch... read more ❯
COMMISSIONER PATE RESPONDS TO BORDEN DAIRY PRODUCTION FACILITY CLOSURES
Published 8/24/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
COMMISSIONER PATE RESPONDS TO BORDEN DAIRY PRODUCTION FACILITY CLOSURES
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is aware of the upcoming closure of the Borden Dairy production facilities in Dothan, Ala. and Hattiesburg, Miss. on September 30 and the effect it will have on school milk contracts. Borden Dairy packages 8 oz. cartons of milk for schools, so while the packaging will be limited, the supply of milk produced by dairy farmers is still available. The Borden Dairy closure will impact more than 100 public school... read more ❯
Support farmers on Sweet Grown Alabama Day July 23
Published 7/22/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
Sweet Grown Alabama Day (Donna Cope / Alabama NewsCenter)
By Donna Cope - Alabama NewsCenter - July 20, 2022 Click the following link for complete article - Support farmers on Sweet Grown Alabama Day July 23 Celebrate all the goodness of summertime fruit and vegetables – and the hard-working farmers who grow them – at Sweet Grown Alabama (SGA) Day on July 23. Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate is encouraging shoppers to visit their local farmers market and support local growers. It is a good idea, Pate noted, considering... read more ❯
Register Today for Alabama Stockmanship & Stewardship Event
Published 7/6/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
Register Today for Alabama Stockmanship & Stewardship Event
Register Today for Alabama Stockmanship & Stewardship Event Premiere beef educational experience to be held in Auburn. Auburn, Alabama – Registration is now open for the Alabama Stockmanship & Stewardship event, Aug. 12-13, in Auburn. Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique, educational experience for cattle producers featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions, facility design sessions and industry updates that you won’t find anywhere else. “In today’s world, no matter the beef production system you are involved with, stockmanship... read more ❯
ADAI is Accepting Century & Heritage Farm and Bicentennial Farm Applications
Published 6/16/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
ADAI is Accepting Century & Heritage Farm and Bicentennial Farm Applications
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is now accepting applications for their annual Century & Heritage (C & H) Farm and Bicentennial Farm programs. ADAI created these programs to help recognize and celebrate family farms that have significantly impacted Alabama history and agriculture. A Century Farm is one that has been in the same family continuously for at least 100 years and currently has agricultural activities on the farm. The farm must include at least 40... read more ❯
USDA Grant to Provide Relief to Seafood Processors Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic - Deadline Extended Until August 12, 2022
Published 6/13/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) recently announced a grant program to distribute $200,000 in relief funds for eligible Alabama seafood processors, dealers, and processing vessels who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply for this program has been extended. The State of Alabama was allocated this funding under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program. ADAI will administer the grant program on behalf... read more ❯
A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm
Published 5/27/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
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May is Mental Health Awareness month, and the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) would like to highlight a program that puts Alabama farmer’s mental health at the forefront. The ADAI was awarded the Farm and Ranch Assistance Network project grant, established by USDA in October of 2021. Through this grant, ADAI was able to develop the initiative “A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm.” This program partners with the Alabama Department of Mental Health to provide mental health training... read more ❯
FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Illegally Selling CBD and Delta-8 THC ProductsFDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Illegally Selling CBD and Delta-8 THC Products
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to five companies for selling products labeled as containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). This action is the first time the FDA has issued warning letters for products containing delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC has psychoactive and intoxicating effects and may be dangerous to consumers. The FDA has received reports of adverse events experienced by patients who have consumed... read more ❯
Meet cogongrass, the fire-loving, stabby demon plant invading Alabama
Published 4/11/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – It doesn’t look like much at first, a dense field of grass with a few willowy white tufts like dandelions sprouting at the top. But cogongrass, an Asian-native plant, is spreading fast across Alabama and costing landowners millions. Cogongrass chokes out forests and hunting lands, threatening habitats. It inhibits the growth of other plants and ruins pasturelands, as livestock have trouble eating or digesting it. The weed is also highly flammable and increases the risk of devastating wildfires. Cogongrass doesn’t... read more ❯
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