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Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide

Preface
Dairy goat and sheep production is one of the fastest-growing agricultural industries in Alabama and the Southeast in general. This guide offers a general overview of the industry along with best management practices. It was …

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Uncovering False Oleander Scale

False oleander scale (FOS) can be a serious pest of southern magnolia, palms, and aucuba.  The biology of FOS is somewhat of a mystery.   The most commonly targeted stages for management are females and crawlers (mobile baby scales).  …

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Pickens County 4-H Forestry Team Advances to National Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.–The Pickens County 4-H senior forestry team won the annual Alabama 4-H State Forestry Invitational. Members of the team include Logan Snipes, Kade Lucas, Abel Abernathy and Luke Koon.

Youth from across the state…

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Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University maintains a unique approach to Extension outreach. Our Urban Specialists develop programs that can be delivered where they are needed most, directly to our audiences in local schools, communit…

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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

People are living longer. Unfortunately, elder abuse cases rise as the population of older adults rises in Alabama and across the nation. The National Council on Aging estimates that 1 in 10 Americans has experienced some form of elder abus…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Resources

What is BQA?
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to United States beef producers and consumers. This information is on how common sense husbandry techniqu…

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Fish Relative Weight Calculator

Relative weight is an index used by fisheries biologists to determine if a fish is in good condition, fat, or thin. It is calculated by dividing the weight of a fish by the expected weight for a fish of the same species at the same length g…

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Nutrition Facts Labeling Services

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) states that all food intended for retail sale must have nutrition facts on the package. Foods that contain insignificant amounts of all the nutrients required in the declaration of nutrition f…

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Get EGGcited for 4-H Poultry Week

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Calling all Alabama 4-H members! Registration is now open for the 2019 Alabama 4-H Poultry Week events. Scheduled for the week of June 24, all events will be hosted in Auburn, Alabama.

“We are excited about …

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Biology and Control of Mole Crickets

Mole crickets have become the most destructive insect pest on turf and lawns in Gulf Coast states. Damage and replacement costs for turf and pastures are annually in the millions of dollars. Learn about the biology, ecology, and man…

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Thistle Control for Pastures

Listed are some frequently asked question related to thistle control for pastures.
What are the most problematic thistles in Alabama?
Musk thistle or nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) is the most aggressive non-native thistle in Alabama. Y…

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Johnsongrass: Frequently Asked Questions

…with little fear of poisoning when fed. More information on prussic acid poisoning can be found at https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/beef/prussic-acid-poisoning-of-livestock/.
Does stressed Johnsongrass hay retain toxic levels of nitrates? …

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Hobby Loss Expenses

* This is an excerpt from Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

The deduction of expenses from an activity that is not engaged in for profit generally is limited to the amount of gross income derived from that activity. In other words, a…

Rental Property

* This is an excerpt from Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

Due to depreciation, rental activities often generate net losses. Since rental activities are generally automatically passive under Code Sec. 469(c)(2) and (4), irrespective…

Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

One advantage of a business is the ability to offset losses against income from other enterprises or wages. Whether the losses are currently deductible is determined by the classification of the business. The Internal Revenue Service consid…

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