Environment, Forestry and Agriculture

Farming for the Health Buyer

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

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...

Your Little Shop and the Global Disaster Spread

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

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...

Alabama Crops 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...

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...

Colossal Case Seeks to Pump Justice from BP

Robert Cunningham is one of two Alabama trial lawyers on the panel of 15 that comprise the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee—the group of lawyers...

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