Environment, Forestry and Agriculture

AU Partners with ADM for Poultry Research

Faculty members at Auburn University are partnering with ADM Animal Nutrition to conduct experiments in poultry feed enzymes. The research will look at feed mill...

Bonnie Plants Moves to Opelika

Bonnie Plants Inc. has broken ground on a new corporate headquarters in Opelika, bringing 60 jobs to the community and investing $7.9 million. As part...

Ag Adapts to a Disrupted Economy

Farmers and agribusinesses throughout the state have had to alter their products or services to meet new customer expectations due to the COVID-19 virus. The...

Mobile Bay Group Battles for Watershed Improvements

Efforts to maintain water quality in areas of rapid residential growth are a balancing act for many communities, especially in coastal areas such as...

Fallback to Farming

When the economy tanked in 2007, the Giles family retreated to their farm property near Luverne. Now the retreat is the epicenter of their multi-faceted small business, Agnus Dei Farm.

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...

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