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Marketing Feeder Cattle With a Price Slide

…ide reduces the uncertainty surrounding the weight of feeder cattle and helps the buyer and seller attain a competitive market price. In the past, the most difficult aspect of marketing feeder cattle was accurately estimating weight. Becaus…

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Social Marketing Connects Alabamians in Meaningful Ways

…Annual Report. 

Alabama Extension at Auburn University SNAP-Ed developed an original, creative, and engaging social marketing initiative to reach its target audience through social media, outdoor advertising, and text messaging. The cam…

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Trade Tariffs Initiate Soybean Market Shift, Cause Concern

…own soybeans. Brazil and other countries could purchase some U.S. soybeans at discounted prices.”
Soybean Prices and Market
Runge said the large supply of soybeans and the trade tariffs have lowered soybean prices.

“The threat of a…

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Farmers Markets Begin Accepting SNAP

Although the number of famers markets has increased nearly 50 percent since 2006, access to fruits and vegetables in farmers markets remains limited for low-income families. Live Well Alabama partners with farmers markets across the state t…

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How Should We Think About PGRs?

Initially introduced to the market in the 1970s, plant growth regulators (PGRs) have proven a practical cotton plant canopy and size management tool for producers.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System Cotton Specialist, Dr. Steve Brown, …

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Numbers of Women in Ag on the Rise

…e farmers and farm workers, agricultural researchers and educators. Women contribute to local food systems, direct farm marketing, and farm business planning/management and more.”

Bryght, a Macon County grass farmer, is preparing her l…

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Beginning Farmer Training Videos

…t that is inclusive of low-resource farmers and military veterans.

The program offers a variety of training, impact, marketing and educational videos. Please take a look below at the different topics and videos that may help any farmer.

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Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification

…nt to providing breastfeeding support can help provide the best start in life for infants.
Participation can provide marketing benefits for your child care program.
Breastmilk is a reimbursable meal component if your program participa…

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Determining Price for Your Products

…lp a producer understand upfront what the investment in a crop will be.
Price Comparison – You can reference other markets to see what comparable products are selling for. This is helpful information to know, but we would not encourage…

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