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Navigating the Farm Bill

2014 Farm Bill

Farmers need a road map to utilize the many programs under the umbrella of the 2014 Farm Bill. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has launched a website, www.alabamafarmbill.com, to provide the state’s farmers with information and tools to help them access program information relevant to their agricultural operations. The website is an outgrowth of the Alabama Farm Bill Task Force ... Read More »

Pumpkins Add Flavor, Decoration to Fall

 It wouldn’t feel like fall without the arrival of those plump orange pumpkins growing among rambling vines on farms and in gardens across Alabama. Pumpkins, a type of squash, are in the cucumber/gourd family. Most pumpkins are native to the United States and were eaten by Native Americans long before Europeans arrived on the scene. For years, Americans have enjoyed ... Read More »

Agricultural Pesticide Clean Day For Farmers and Landowners

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are offering an Agricultural Pesticide Clean Day Sept. 3 in Baldwin County and Sept. 4 in Henry County. The events will offer farmers and landowners the opportunity to properly dispose of both known and unidentified pesticide waste products at no charge, anonymously. What Will Be Accepted at ... Read More »

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found in 12 Alabama Counties

By: Dr. Kathy Flanders, Extension Specialist and Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology White sugarcane aphid has been identified on sorghum in 12 Alabama counties. The pest was first found in late July by Dr. Austin Hagan, a plant pathologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System on variety tests in Brewton, Ala. Dr. Charles Ray, an Auburn University entomologist, confirmed the ... Read More »