Environment, Forestry and Agriculture

Fed Relief for AL Farms Hit by Disasters

Alabama farmers who have been impacted by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can now apply for federal assistance.

Family Farm Relief Bill Proposed by Jones, Grassley Signed into Law

Bipartisan legislation to help family farmers avoid bankruptcy has been signed into law by President Donald Trump.

Huntsville Invests in Downtown Nature Preserve

Conservation efforts in Huntsville have received a boost from its local citizens, expanding by 13 percent a downtown nature preserve established with contributions from big corporate employers.

Branding the Locally Grown Movement in Alabama

Looking for locally grown food? Now you can look for the Sweet Grown Alabama logo and know that the product is grown by an...

Eat the Invaders: A Restaurateur’s Take on Restoring Nature’s Balance

An accomplished chef on Alabama’s beachfront is introducing diners to the delights of an invasive species.

Should Irrigation-Fed Farming Increase in the Deep South?

Only about 4 percent of farmland is irrigated in Alabama, but the state is also the fourth wettest in the nation.

Roundup Lawsuits Rock Bayer

International giant Bayer is reaping a whirlwind of hurt after its buyout of Monsanto, maker of Roundup. Attorneys with top Alabama plaintiff firms wade into the tsunami of product liability claims.

Is a Global Food Shortage Looming?

Trend watchers have noticed weather playing some cruel tricks on farmers around the world, leading some, like geopolitical trends analyst F. William Engdahl, to...

A Shortage of Loggers Looms in the U.S.

Dr. Tom Gallagher, the Regions Bank Endowed Professor of Forest Operations in Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, comments on the potential shortage of loggers in the timber industry.

Carpet Makers Want Pollution Trials Moved out of Alabama

Alabama Supreme Court hears arguments on environmental suits

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