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Direct Education Moves Youth and Parents Toward Better Health

…eir children. Body Quest began as a theory-based, technology-driven curriculum for third graders and has evolved into a statewide movement helping Alabama’s children and parents Live Well in Schools.

During the 2017-2018 school year, S…

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Positive Changes Spread Across Alabama for a Healthier Culture

…dents can Live Well in Communities in places they eat, learn, live, play, shop, and work. SNAP-Ed facilitated local and state policy changes, systems changes, environmental improvements, and promotional efforts to make it easier for individ…

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Live Well in Alabama: FY18 Annual Report

…nmental changes reaching more than 120,000 people. In addition, SNAP-Ed targeted 674,500 eligible individuals through a statewide social marketing campaign. Each SNAP-Ed activity complements and builds upon the reach and effectiveness of ot…

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Alabama Beef Handbook

…e represent one of the largest segments of Alabama’s agriculture industry, providing a great source of income for the state. This handbook explains basic beef cattle practices and is intended to aid beef cattle producers in today’s busi…

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Nutrition Facts Panel Order Form

…e, clear photo of the NFP from the package.

A label display should include the nutrition facts panel (A), ingredient statement (B), and allergen statement (C) (if any).

Examples of ingredients for which a copy of the label display is …

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Controlling Fire Ants in Vegetable Gardens

…y Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, recommends individual mound treatment.
Individual Mound Treatments
As stated on the product labels, each mound should be treated when it is warm outside, but not too hot. It is best to treat…

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Thistle Control for Pastures

…abama. Yellow thistle (aka horrible thistle) [Cirsium horridulum] is native and is also abundant throughout most of the state. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), which has large variegated leaves is less common but still very aggressive. Bull…

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Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria as an Alternative Form of Nitrogen Delivery

…nically harvested and purchased feeds. Bermudagrass, a warm-season perennial, is widely used in the southeastern United States and is ideally suited for fall stockpiling.
What treatments were evaluated?

Synthetic fertilizer…

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Hobby Loss Expenses

…ch a case, the taxpayer must take deductions attributable to the activity in the following order and only to the extent stated in the following three categories:

Category 1 Deductions

Deductions the taxpayer can take for personal as w…

Rental Property

…ct to the passive activity loss limitation rules. There are some exceptions, however. The first $25,000 of rental real estate losses may be deducted against nonpassive income by taxpayers that meet an active participation test. Also, rental…

Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

…d in Determining Material Participation, Parker Tax Pro Library.

The IRS Passive Activity Loss Audit Technique Guide states that the following are indicators that the taxpayer did not materially participate in an activity:

The taxpa…

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Two-Spotted Spider Mite

Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) is a polyphagous mite that feeds on many crops. Due to its quick life cycle and ability to survive extreme conditions, it is one of the main pests found on most crops and ornamental plants.


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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

…ushing it down the toilet.
Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, with approximately 300,000 cases reported per year. Symptoms of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and E…

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Protect Yourself from Salmonella in Backyard Poultry

…tion announced a Salmonella outbreak associated with backyard poultry.

So far, 52 cases have been reported across 21 states including Alabama. Of these 52 cases, 15 were in children younger than 5 years old.

Raising backyard poultry h…

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