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Jones Valley Teaching Farm raises $8.3 million to build food education center

Jones Valley Teaching Farm has completed the Ready to Grow Capital Campaign, raising $8.3 million towards the building of the Center for Food Education.

Alfa insures the farm

At 76 years old, Alfa Insurance and its affiliates provide insurance and financial services in 11 states for more than a million customers.

Retrospect: First Harvest

A farmer, a banker and the power of the peanut changed Coffee County forever, as memorialized in this bronze panel at Alabama Bicentennial Park.

South Alabama companies plan $92 million expansions

Two Houston County companies plan to make $92 million in infrastructure improvements, resulting in at least 70 new jobs

Chilton County embraces its fuzzy fruit

Growing peaches has become big business in Chilton County, with farmers markets, festivals and books being some of the examples.

Canadian company investing $210 million into south Alabama mill

Canfor Corp. will invest $210 million to build a sawmill complex that will replace an existing facility in Mobile

Bonnie Plants branches out

Bonnie Plants' growth includes new headquarters, greenhouses and distribution center.

Parkdale Mills plans to close in July

Parkdale Mills, the Alexander City textile mill that once was Avondale Mills, has announced that it plans to close in July, taking 113 jobs with it

Boise Cascade acquires Coastal Plywood

Boise Cascade Co. has acquired Coastal Plywood Co. and its two manufacturing locations, one of which is in Chapman in Butler County.

Foster Farms acquired by Atlas Holdings

Foster Farms has been acquired by Atlas Holdings. The poultry producer is the second-largest industrial employer in Marengo County, with 400 workers.

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