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Pastures

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Flooded pastures will likely be severely affected.
Winter annuals that were seeded before the flood and are relatively short…

Livestock That Died As a Result of A Storm Event

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

An unfortunate consequence of owning and raising livestock is the inevitable death of some animals, despite even the best animal husb…

Physical Damage to Fences and Grazing Lands

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Removal of debris, repair of land, and repair of fences may be covered by the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP).
Th…

Maintaining Health of Grazing Livestock

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Death loss as a result of a storm needs to be documented with photos and reported to the FSA as part of an application to…

Saturated Soils and Wind: A Recipe for Toppling Trees

Alabama has experienced exceptional rainfall in February. North and central Alabama have seen anywhere from 2 and 6 inches, with final number still days away from being tallied. With such a large amount of rain, trees toppling can become a …

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The Culture of Camellias: The State Flower of Alabama

Origin and History 
From the ancient temple gardens of China and Japan, through the ornate conservatories of eighteenth-century Europe, to the stately plantations of America’s nineteenth-century South, the camellia has been a pampered a…

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Maintaining Water Safety and Quality after a Flood

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Heavy rainfall in North Alabama has resulted in flooding and evacuations in the Tennessee Valley area. Flooded campgrounds along Weiss Lake displaced septic holding tanks and propane tanks.

Danny Miller, Extensi…

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Raised Bed Gardening

Raised bed gardening is a convenient and easy way to produce homegrown vegetables. Unlike traditional in-ground gardening where lots of space is usually required, raised bed gardening is a perfect alternative for people who cannot garden du…

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Prepare Now for Potential Flooding

Heavy rains in north and central Alabama have caused flooding across parts of the state. While north Alabama is most acutely affected, rivers and creeks in central Alabama will continue to rise as well. Expect rivers farther south to rise a…

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