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Feisty Tarrant Fighting Back Its Floods

The city of Tarrant, north of Birmingham, is one of those mill cities of Jefferson County embedded in the area's mining and metals industries....

Mini Grants Aid Small Farms, Farmer Markets

The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network is offering mini-grants to farmers and farmers markets that serve Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties, to...

Ala. Non-profits Are Barge Design Relief Recipients

A design company with offices in Birmingham has awarded a total of $35,000 in grants to organizations contributing to vital Covid-19 relief efforts. Barge Design...

DOJ Busts Top Chicken Executives for Price Fixing

The U.S. Department of Justice yesterday indicted, four top poultry industry executives on criminal charges of rigging bids to fix high prices for chicken...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm Takes its Lessons Home

Since 2007, Jones Valley Teaching Farm has grown produce on Birmingham-area school campuses, teaching student apprentices all about the growing process — intermingled with...

Triple E Farm and Priester’s Pecans Named 2020 Farm of Distinction

Thomas and Melissa Ellis, of Triple E Farm and Priester’s Pecans Inc., were recognized as Alabama’s 2020 Farm of Distinction by the Alabama Farmers...

Bonnie Plants Leads National Food Campaign

Alabama's Bonnie Plants, the largest producer of vegetable and herb plants in the U.S., has partnered with nonprofit AmpleHarvest to launch a national campaign...

A Landmark Market Adapts, Drives Forward

Farmers are selling more than they would at a regular market.

Tools for Finding Best Alabama Foods (During Crisis)

Two longstanding agricultural nonprofits are making special efforts to connect communities with locally grown food resources during the ongoing virus crisis. The newest resource was...

A Rich Surplus in Forest Assets

Alabama is fortified with the largest timber inventory it has ever recorded — near the top of the Southeast’s growing dominance in North American timber resources.

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