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Alfa Awards Honor Extension Specialists for Helping Farmers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–The Alabama Farmers Federation honored two Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals with inaugural Alfa Awards presented at the Commodity Producers Conference in Chattanooga. These awards …

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Farming Basics: A CEU Credit Opportunity

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Farmers’ newest tool from Alabama Extension puts everything from farm financing to scouting vegetable crops at their fingertips. Farming Basics, an online course, targets new- and limited-experience farmers. It a…

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Oyster Farming App Reaching Producers Nationwide

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is excited to announce a product that will be a handy tool in oyster production operations across the country. The Oyster Farming app is the newest free mobile app from Al…

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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

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Most farmers insure individually through federal crop insurance, purchased through independent agents. The 2014 Farm Bill helped to provide a safety net to help offset low commodity prices, but does not cover catastrophic losses suc…

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“Sweet Grown Alabama” Statewide Branding Program Launches

MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Shoppers who want to buy local will soon have a new way to identify products raised in the state, thanks to a new marketing effort called “Sweet Grown Alabama.”

“As I travel across the state, most of the questions I…

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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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The Buzz: Pollinators are Essential

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— In the spirit of National Pollinator Week, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System salutes pollinators everywhere who are irreplaceable pieces of the puzzle in gardens, cropland and flowerbeds. Bees are more than…

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Beware of Invasive Pests

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With summer just around the corner, many people will be gearing up to make travel plans. Unfortunately, people are not the only ones on the move this summer. Spring and summer are critical times when damaging inv…

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