Environment, Forestry and Agriculture

Obama EPA Gets Heavy

When it comes to the environmental regulation landscape in the United States, one thing can be said with absolute moral certainty — uncertainty...

Higher Yields with Social Media

Not so long ago, the big idea was for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System to build a website and populate it with content...

100-Year-Old Farm Yields a New Crop

In 2007, Ernst Cebert, Ph.D., a research scientist at Alabama A&M University, visited Bridgeforth Farms in Tanner. He wanted to...

The Farmer’s Chief Executive

Jimmy Parnell grew up knowing what it meant to work literally until the cows came home. As a child at his family’s Chilton County...

Chicken a la Cubana

Americans love chicken — no surprise here — especially white meat, consuming an average of more than 80 pounds per person per year....

A Big Piece of Wood Work

Making a wooden pallet is not a high-end craft. But building and running the biggest pallet, dunnage and custom crate business in Alabama and the Mississippi/Florida Gulf Coast is a feat that really stacks up.

A Business Model for Organic Farming

It’s a chilly 42 degrees outside on a November afternoon, but inside a covered “tunnel house” on New South Organic Farm near Moundville...

The Farmer's Alchemist

There’s oil in them there … corn cobs? A Tuscaloosa-based company certainly thinks so. Inventure Renewables has created a process to take basic...

Modernizing Water Management—Alabama’s Long Haul

If there is any question about the value of water, consider that most people would die in three days without it. Necessary...

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

Davis Lee understands the challenges of the poultry industry. He raised chickens as a boy growing up in North Carolina in the ’40s...

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