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Freezing Summer’s Bounty of Vegetables

…ion that destroys the fresh flavor in some vegetables. If vegetables are not blanched, enzymes are left in their active state, resulting in a change in flavor and color to the vegetables after about 4 to 6 weeks of freezer storage. An off o…

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Assessing and Managing Storm-Damaged Timber

…s the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) or the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), alert the local United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) or the Farm Service Agency (FSA) off…

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Composting Good for Environment and Homeowners

… great way to reduce the amount of waste we put into landfills.

“The massive amount of solid waste produced in our state is creating disposal problems in landfills and as a result, many disposal facilities have been forced to close,” L…

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Weed Control and Wildlife Enhancement in Recreational Fish Ponds

…eed to be drained and restocked.

Golden shiners, fathead minnows, and threadfin shad can be stocked for forage. Many states promote the use of golden shiners or threadfin shad as bass forage. Both species can reproduce rapidly in ponds a…

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Evaluation of Pond Balance in Recreational Fish Ponds

…e bluegills in the pond. A partial application of rotenone can be a tricky procedure; pond owners may want to contact a state fisheries biologist, fisheries specialist, or fisheries consultant for assistance.

Management of Recreational F…

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Scorpion Management in Residential Homes


The southern unstriped scorpion, aka southern devil scorpion, habituates the southeastern part of the United States and the piedmont and mountain areas of Alabama. This scorpion is usually less than 2 inches (5 cm) in length, inc…

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Aquatic Resources Team: Project Activities & Impacts 2017

Alabama is a water-rich state with more than 132,000 miles of rivers and streams, 3.6 million acres of wetlands, 60 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline, the most extensive artificial reef system in the United states, and 560,000 acres of lake…

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Retirement Planning

…t 3 to determine your financial strength. Review your overall situation annually.

Calculate assets.

Ask a real estate agent to estimate the value of your home. Do not use the purchase price.
Check a used car price guide for vehic…

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Make More from the Produce You Grow

To take advantage of the provision, producers must follow these guidelines:

The food must meet typical federal, state, and local laws and guidelines, even though it may not be sellable because of age, appearance, freshness, etc.

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Parenting with Self-Awareness

…gthen or weaken our relationships with them. Choosing the wiser response is influenced by our awareness of the internal states we experience— bodily sensations, emotions, thoughts—and of our personal values and strengths. Such self-awar…

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Parenting and Emotional Self-Control

…esponse also offers children a model for how to communicate about their own anger. Furthermore, when we provide a clear statement about the values that motivate our feelings, along with applying reasonable consequences, we give children val…

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Flooded Farm Vehicles and Equipment








Used by permission of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Use pesticides only according to the directions on the label. Follow all directions…

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Flood-Damaged Agricultural Buildings

…tained by calling the FEMA Helpline (800-621-3362) or by visiting FEMA’s website ( Select the state in which your disaster occurred.

Farm Loans
Farm loans are available to people who have suffered damage to pro…

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Standby Generators for Emergency Power

…ring to Evacuate Your Farm in a FloodProne Scenario, ACES-2249

Used by permission of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Use pesticides only according to the directions on the label. Follow all directions…

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