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Where to Go for Help Paying Employees

The CARES Act passed by Congress recently includes the Paycheck Protection Program that enables businesses to continue paying employees. The Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim final rule on th…

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Soybean Seedling Diseases Reduce Stand Establishment

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Soybean seedling diseases can cripple the establishment of soybean stands.  A cool, wet winter has set the stage for cooler soil temperatures and high moisture levels in fields. These elements could create the pe…

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Travel for Essential Workers into States with Shelter-in-Place Orders

As several states neighboring Alabama issue shelter-in-place orders to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, some Alabama residents may have questions about how these directives affect their travel required for work, especially travel related…

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State Impact: 4-H Science and Technology

Helping Kids Succeed
Alabama 4-H young people learn, lead, and make a difference.

Young people engage in science, technology, engineering, and math experiences that help prepare them for the future. Through science and technology, they …

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Coronavirus: Smoking and Vaping Risks

Current and former smokers have a higher severity of COVID-19, recent studies indicate.

COVID-19 patients who smoke, vape, and are former smokers make up a higher percentage among those who have had severe cases and needed ICU support an…

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Wettest Winter On Record Affecting Spring Forages and Livestock

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Coming out of the wettest winter on record, Alabama farmers face a different set of obstacles this spring. To overcome this, farmers will have to change many of their management strategies to ensure the health of…

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Cover Crop Systems for Specialty Crops

In this video, Audrey Gamble, an Alabama Extension soil scientist, discusses cover crops for speciality crops. She discusses their benefits and also goes into detail on the selection, planting, and growing of these crops.

 

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Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard

Your backyard can become a miniature wildlife refuge, attracting many different kinds of wild animals.

Songbirds, rabbits, frogs, bats, squirrels, and butterflies are the most common. But with careful planning and upkeep, y…

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Mastering Interview Skills: Tips and Strategies to Get the Job

There is no time like the present to brush up on your interview skills. If you find yourself at home, embrace this time to focus on your strengths. What are your career or employment goals?  If your answers do not align with your current e…

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Coronavirus: Takeout Food Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), no current evidence indicates the transmission of COVID-19 by food or food packaging.

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Coronavirus: Mortgage Relief Options

If the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in job loss, income reduction, sickness, or other issues, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Freddie Mac, and the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as F…

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Sanitizing the Home Kitchen

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It is likely that nearly every Alabama resident has used bleach, hand sanitizer or another cleaning agent in the past several days. While sanitizing in the kitchen should be a priority all of the time, Janice Hall,…

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Turfgrass: The Characteristics of Different Species

People may have many different species of grass in their yard, each with their own set of characteristics. This article discusses the characteristics of the more common species of turfgrass including bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, centipedegras…

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Coronavirus: Tips for Working from Home

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the world to look at new ways of living. Many employees across the nation are working remotely from home in unfamiliar territory. Working from home can be a challenge to many that have never fa…

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Coronavirus: Nine Tips for Families

Families around the world are having to make adjustments as a result of COVID-19. Adults and children may feel the indirect effects because of the drastic changes we have all had to make. These changes can take a toll on us mentally and phy…

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