Environment, Forestry and Agriculture

Farm Technology Continues to Grow on Glenn Acres

Don and Brian Glenn started looking into the use of automated data collection on their Hillsboro farm in the mid-1990s to help improve their...

Organic Farming from Randall Hastings: Head of Hastings Farm

Randall Hastings, age 60, heads Hastings Farm, one of the largest organic farms in Alabama, located in Bay Minette, the county seat of Baldwin...

Gulf Oil Feeding Frenzy

Remember when the Exxon Valdez supertanker struck a reef in 1989 and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound?...

Wind Farm Turbulence Statewide

The winds of change are blowing across Alabama as renewable energy projects are proposed in Cherokee, Etowah and Baldwin counties. St. Clair and Cleburne...

Insurance Agents about the Impact of Weather Events

Ask commercial insurance agents along Alabama’s Gulf Coast about the impact of catastrophic weather events, and you’ll hear repeated references to “before Katrina” and...

Can Fun Hedge a Tree Fund?

Not too long ago, timberland investing meant buying raw land, holding it, and selling for profit. Buyers watched their trees and bank accounts grow...

Crops of Alabama in the Shipping News

The number of farms in Alabama may be dwindling — the state was home to only 43, 000 farms in 2007, down from 56,...

Timber Cruise

For this month’s issue focused on land-based businesses, we turned to Craig Blair to give us an overview of the timber industry....

Genesis of a Medicine Man

Whatever path you might imagine as the starting point for a career working for pharmaceutical companies, trekking the world to find plants...

Shot in the Dark

Construction of the 14, 000-square-foot luxury lodge was completed in 2007, on the...

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