USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Applications Being Accepted
Published 2/2/2023 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Applications Being Accepted
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is accepting grant applications for projects that enhance the competitiveness of U.S. specialty crops in foreign and domestic markets. The application deadline for these specialty crop block grants through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is March 17, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CST. Specialty crops are defined by USDA as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture (including maple syrup and honey) and nursery crops (including floriculture). Commodity groups,... read more ❯
Confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Non-Commercial Backyard FlockConfirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Non-Commercial Backyard Flock
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial backyard flock (non-poultry) in Lawrence County, Alabama. Samples from the flock were tested at the Alabama State Diagnostic Laboratories, part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, and confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. APHIS is working... read more ❯
ADAI Accepting 2023 Applications for Growing and Processing Industrial HempADAI Accepting 2023 Applications for Growing and Processing Industrial Hemp
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Alabama hemp growers, processors/handlers and universities may now apply for an industrial hemp license from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI). Applications will only be accepted online through the Kelly Registration System (KRS) at https://agi.alabama.gov/hemp/formsandapplications/. The application period began Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. (CST) and the final day to apply for an industrial hemp license is November 30, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. (CST). In 2016, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research... read more ❯
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 ❯
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