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Project to Bring Clean Water to Dallas Co. Community

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Hundreds of people in west Dallas County will soon have a cleaner, safer source of water in their homes. A $3.8 million dollar project is taking county water into the Bogue Chitto community of Dallas County. People there currently get water for their homes from water wells. “Some people would get sick when you drink…

Water Improvement Initiative Announced in Lowndes Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency are partnering to deliver critical water infrastructure to under-served rural communities. Congresswoman Terri Sewell hosted USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsak — and EPA Administrator Michael Regan — at an event in White Hall to kick-off the Closing the Wastewater Gap initiative. The goal of the initiative…

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…

Local Farmers Feeling Affects of Government Shutdown

Monday marks day 24 of the government shutdown with no end in sight. Farmers across Alabama are paying the price. “When the trade war started, commodity prices plummeted,” Pike and Coffee County farmer Troy Fillingim says. “So the Trump administration came out with some government assistance to supplement the commodity prices.” Fillingim is a cotton, corn, and peanut farmer. He…