Environment, Forestry and Agriculture

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.

China Trade War, Draught Clip Cotton

The China trade war and draught will hit U.S. cotton growers hard again in 2020, including Alabama, the ninth largest producing state, where cotton...

Toyota Releases 2019 North American Environmental Report

Climate change, resource depletion and habitat loss are among the top concerns addressed in the release of a new Toyota Motor Corp. environmental update...

How it Works: Local Food Farming

An insurance executive transforms himself into a small farmer —a locally sourced food entrepreneur.

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