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Egg Safety—Grading Eggs

Eggs are graded based on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards. These standards use certain specifications to determine the grade of an egg.


Download a PDF of Egg Safety—Grading Eggs, …

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Soybean Rust Found in Dothan

…in Georgia, Louisiana and Florida. The mild winter allowed the pathogen to successfully overwinter on kudzu in all four states.

The disease now poses a significant risk to soybean production in the southeast. Because of the amount of rai…

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Right Irrigation Rate and Right Timing

…er requirements are increasing. The elevated ambient temperatures and the lack of rain experienced in most areas of the state over the last 20 days have forced corn farmers to start irrigation much earlier than usual. Click here to see the …

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Nutrition Facts Labeling Services

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) states that all food intended for retail sale must have nutrition facts on the package. Foods that contain insignificant amounts of all the nutrients required in the declaration of nutrition f…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Sneaky Mashed Potatoes

…eveloped by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Dr. Sondra P…

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Biology and Control of Mole Crickets

Mole crickets have become the most destructive insect pest on turf and lawns in Gulf Coast states. Damage and replacement costs for turf and pastures are annually in the millions of dollars. Learn about the biology, ecology, and man…

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Beef Cow Pregnancy Examination

…ional Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Beef Report, only 10 percent of cow-calf farms in the southeastern United States perform pregnancy examinations. Considering the cost of not identifying pregnant versus open cows, this presents …

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Making a Change with Social Marketing

…for the recipe for Tomato Soup. Body Quest Warriors posts on Facebook engaged a larger portion of our target audience.
Statewide Billboard Campaign
Live Well Alabama messages blanketed the State through two billboard campaigns. For 12 wee…

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Changes in Label for Prowl H2O on Forages

…nterval is 0 days. In a mixed stand, a 14-day pre-graze or pre-harvest interval exists.

In a study conducted at Penn State University and the University of Delaware comparing Prowl H2O applied at 1, 2.1, or 4.2 qt/A PRE to weeds and 2.1 …

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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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