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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Farmers and producers in 25 Alabama counties affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WH…

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Coping with Winter Feeding Needs

…ion to their animals during the winter.
Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Farmers should sign up for the FSA Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP). During years of drought, there are often fewer hay supplies for farmers to feed their cattle dur…

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Market Facilitation Program Registration Now Open

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Tariffs, issues with trading partners and natural disasters have lowered income for United States farmers and ranchers. On July 25, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details surrounding the $16…

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Food Safety for Southern U.S. Food Crop Producers After Flooding

…ts had power restored. The Department of Homeland Security has general information on preparing for storms, including a disaster preparedness kit. Here are some additional recommendations for farms:

Test chain saws ahead of the storm, …

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Selecting and Managing a Dairy Goat/Sheep Herd

… to develop a feeding regimen that specifically meets
the needs of your operation. This will prevent serious metabolic disasters and promote the most efficient milk production. Improving nutrition prior to breeding is also a method to impr…

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Alabama Prospective Planting Numbers Released

AUBURN, Ala.—A year of tumultuous weather and natural disasters, 2018 brought challenges where expectations were high for good yields and market pricing. In Alabama alone, producers experienced hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding on top of…

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Drought Sales of Livestock

…as eligible for assistance by the federal government.

The livestock do not have to be raised or sold in the declared disaster area. They do have to be sold because of the weather-related condition that caused an area to be declared eligi…

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Emergency Handbook iBook

…n University, the University of Florida and Mississippi State University, it also draws on resources like the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The Emergency Handbook c…

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Maintaining Herd Health When Introducing a New Bull

… the number of cases of anaplasmosis, perhaps as a result of increased cattle movement due to drought and other natural disasters. Anaplasma marginale is transmitted from a carrier to susceptible cattle by biting flies and ticks or via cont…

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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

…ations of 2018 are now an untapped opportunity for producers to increase averages on a record year because of a natural disaster.
Misconceptions and Moving Forward
Producers are focused on making damage assessments and reports as they pet…

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Blackleg and Other Clostridial Diseases in Cattle

…abel directions is necessary to provide the best protection. Delaying vaccination until a calf is older can be inviting disaster, and even if a newborn calf was vaccinated for blackleg, it will need to be revaccinated at 3 to 4 months of ag…

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Bovine Anaplasmosis

…ases of anaplasmosis in recent years, perhaps as a result of increased cattle movement due to drought and other natural disasters.
Transmission and Incubation
Anaplasma marginale is transmitted from carrier to susceptible cattle by biting…

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Slug Management in Vegetables

…l slugs may hide inside the maturing crop. Many crops have zero tolerance for slug contamination which may lead to crop disaster. In recent years, we have experienced slug activity in cabbage fields along with the yellowmargined leaf beetle…

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Caring for Livestock After A Storm

…ith agricultural organizations, regional Extension agents and other local livestock producers to lessen the impact of a disaster in their area and on their farm.


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