New Law Allows Alabamians to Hunt Hogs and Coyotes at Night

Alabama is making it easier to hunt two animals that often stir up all kinds of problems for landowners, 
coyotes and feral hogs.

The state wildlife agency says a new law signed by Gov. Kay Ivey allows hunters who purchase a license to kill the animals at night.

Governor Ivey Proclaims July 22 as “Sweet Grown Alabama Day”

Sweet Grown Alabama Day was celebrated Wednesday at the State Capitol with a special farmers market. Governor Kay Ivey also issued a proclamation that declared July 22, 2020, Sweet Grown Alabama Day. Alabama’s farmers have a significant impact on Alabama with over 580,000 Alabamians working in agriculture and related industries. Nearly 30 vendors and “Sweet Grown Alabama” members joined the…

Michael’s Damage to Alabama Agriculture

Will cost many as 2500 of them.

Alabama Extension service officials have calculated the cost of Hurricane Michael on Alabama Agriculture…..and it includes some large numbers. “Direct agricultural losses total $204 million alone,” said Paul Brown, Extension’s storm response leader. “But when you consider associated impacts on agricultural suppliers and the absence of household spending, the total damage done by Michael to Alabama’s agriculture industry and communities…

Technology Aids Alabama’s Poultry Industry

From small to big commercial chicken farms, the poultry industry in Alabama has an annual economic impact of 15 billion dollars. Commercial poultry accounts for over 65% of the annual farming revenues in the state. With summer a day away, and the temperatures heating up, technology has helped the industry improve than in decades past. Chad Grant is the owner…

Farm to School A Growing Success in Alabama

There’s success to report about a program aimed at getting more fresh fruits and vegetables into school lunchrooms across the state. Today, Alabama’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries and other leaders talked to students at Dalraida Elementary school in Montgomery. The were introducing the students to the satsuma, a variety of the mandarin orange grown right here in Alabama. The…