Alabama Farmers

Auburn University Receives a Grant to Help Foster Farm Conservation Practices

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – A $3 million grant will help encourage new conservation practices by Alabama farmers. A statement from Auburn University says the college of agriculture is getting the money to help row farms through an Agriculture Department program. Project leader Rishi Prasad says many soils in the state are low in organic matter and need rebuilding. Farms also…

Alabamians Who Borrow from Alabama Ag Credit to Receive $9.8 Million

Alabama farmers and rural property owners who borrow money from  are receiving a record $9.8 million in cash from the lending cooperative this year. That number equates to nearly one percent of the interest they paid in 2019. Customers of Alabama Ag Credit aren’t just borrowers — they are members and when the co-op does well, so do they. “The…

Drought, Temperatures Causing Concerns For Farmers

Farmers across the state are hoping for rain after hundreds of acres of their crops have been destroyed due to the extreme temperatures. “This is the first year out of the last four or five we’ve run into this,” Covington County farmer Tommy Thompson says. Thompson says he planted about 300 acres of corn fields in mid-March. Two months later, all…

Farmers Receive Assistance After Shutdown Ends, New Concerns On Horizon

Alabama farmers have begun receiving their government checks that were delayed during the partial government shutdown. The shutdown ended January 25th. Now, there are new concerns with a new crop season just days away. February is a very busy month for farmers, with trade shows and deadlines looming for the upcoming crop season. “Well the government shutdown came to an end…

Sen. Doug Jones Says Farmers Scared by Trump’s Tariffs

Democratic Sen. Doug Jones says President Donald Trump’s talk of tariffs is sparking questions and anxiety back home in Alabama, including from soybean farmers who are “scared to death.” Jones said Wednesday in an Associated Press interview that even in deep-red Alabama people are starting to question whether Trump’s “nationalistic approach” on tariffs is a threat to their financial well-being….