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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Farmers and producers in 25 Alabama counties affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WH…

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Safety After a Disaster

When natural disasters strike, you must take care of yourself and your family first. There are serious problems to deal with before recovery begins. Illness or injury may result from contaminated water, debris-filled roadways, electrical an…

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Disaster Assistance for Homeowners and Renters

Following a federally qualified disaster, counties may be designated eligible for disaster assistance to households and businesses. The following information will help you understand what assistance is available, what information you need t…

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Disaster Planning for Persons with Special Needs

The Southeast is no stranger to drought, hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters that leave a path of death and destruction. That’s why it’s important to prepare, particularly for persons that have special needs. Anyone with special …

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Coronavirus: Mortgage Relief Options

If the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in job loss, income reduction, sickness, or other issues, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Freddie Mac, and the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as F…

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Coronavirus: Should I Consider Putting Things on a Credit Card?

A lot of families and individuals are having to make tough decisions concerning putting charges on their credit cards because of the interruptions resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19 outbreak). In a normal situation, consumers are advi…

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Coronavirus: Where to Go to Get Help

Numerous resources are available to assist you and your family as you navigate the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The following are places you can go for help.
Alabama Career Centers—Jobs and Unemployment Benefits
If…

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Coronavirus: Helpful Food and Shopping Tips

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is now in the global spotlight. Facing a short (two weeks or less) quarantine at home is a real possibility. Take steps now in case you face a quarantine.

Preparing for a quarantine of this nature is much like …

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Alabama Extension Provides COVID-19 Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – As the pace of reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases accelerates across the United States, events that bring many people together are being canceled. Austin, Texas officials canceled the South by Southwest Festiv…

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Hemp Insurance Available for Alabama Growers

In late December 2019, USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced a new crop insurance option for hemp growers in select counties of 21 states in 2020. The pilot insurance program will provide Actual Production History (APH) coverage u…

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Wet Conditions Affecting Winter Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies.

“There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an A…

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Coping with Winter Feeding Needs

Many producers are often forced to stretch hay supplies in order to make it through the winter feeding period. The following information is a reminder of the management strategies that can help farmers provide proper nutrition to their anim…

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Safely Owning and Operating a Chain Saw

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Approximately 36,000 people are treated for chain saw injuries each year.

Chain saws are important tools to use in land management. Whether implementing habitat management or maintaining clear roads, chain saw…

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Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests – The Urban Difference: Report 2018

*This is part 8 of 9 from The Urban Difference: Report 2018

Trees Add Value to Disaster-hit Communities
Replanting trees after natural or manmade disasters helps a city and its residents to revitalize landscapes and to instill a sense o…

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Conditions in Alabama are hot and dry. Strings of days with record-breaking heat have made September 2019 one of the hottest Septembers on record. The heat and drought are nothing new, though.

While only .2 perc…

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