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Advance Directive for Health Care

An advance directive (AD) establishes directions for the providing, withholding, or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and artificially provided nutrition and hydration if you are terminally ill or permanently unconsciousness. You can …

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Transfer Taxes

The transfer tax system consists of the estate tax (sometimes called the death tax), the gift tax and the generation-skipping transfer tax. The following are common questions on transfer taxes.
Will my estate have to pay taxes?
The curren…

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Trusts

A trust is a contract between two entities, the grantor (or truster or settlor) and the trustee for the benefit of a third entity, the beneficiaries. The grantor determines the terms of the trust and agrees to fund the trust (contribute pro…

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Probate/Administration

Probate refers to a court proceeding wherein a decedent’s creditors are paid and the remaining assets are distributed according to the decedent’s will. Administration is also a court proceeding wherein a decedent’s creditors are paid but as…

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Wills

A will establishes your distribution plan. It can be as simple as “all to my spouse if they survive; otherwise, to my children in equal shares, per stirpes.” The plan can also have specific bequests, such as, my shot gun and 4-wheeler to my…

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Beef Herd Management Strategies

Cow-calf operation sustainability involves the efficient use of resources on-farm to improve herd profitability and farm productivity now and for future generations. For operations with less than fifty head of cattle, it is es…

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Ionophore Inclusion in Cattle Diets

What Are Ionophores?
Ionophores are feed additives used to improve animal body weight gain and feed efficiency in beef cattle diets. These additives alter rumen metabolism and aid in the reduction of acidosis, bloat, and coccidiosis….

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Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Pesticide Related Forms

Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries Pesticide Forms
The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has an extensive list of forms that are required for Pesticide Permits.  We have created a extensive list of their for…

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Benefits & Drawbacks to Variable-Radius Plots

For an accurate and cost-effective assessment, a forest inventory method should match the conditions of the forest stand. Variable-radius plot sampling is commonly used in the southeastern United States because it is viewed as quick and e…

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Cost & Trends of Southern Forestry Practices, 2016

When making forestland management decisions, landowners are often concerned with the cost of forestry practices. They may worry that they cannot afford to complete activities such as planting or understory control, so they choose to…

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Suicide

From 1999 to 2016, Alabama experienced a 21.9 percent increase in suicides across all age groups. As the media continues to cover suicide incidents among the nation’s youth, parents are often concerned about how to discuss this to…

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Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

Take steps to ensure that your well water is safe after a flood. One method of disinfection is shock chlorination.

Upon Return to Your Home
After a flood, it is strongly recommended that a licensed water well driller…

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Practical Tips for the Use of Biological Control Agents for Pest Management

Many field crop and greenhouse vegetable producers inquire about the best use of natural enemies and commercial biological control agents. Biological control agents or BCAs include small parasitic wasps as well as predators. There are also …

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The Organic Vegetable IPM Toolkit

The Organic Vegetable IPM Toolkit slide chart, a critical tool for small producers and beginning farmers, provides information about organic and sustainable pest management strategies for more than 20 critical insect pest species.

Th…

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