Environment, Forestry and Agriculture

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...

Alabama Timber’s Sustainability Stockpile

Did you know that trees from Alabama may be keeping the lights on at Buckingham Palace? Wood pellets from Alabama and a...

Healthy Crop of Second-Career Farmers

A 1996 civil engineering graduate from the University of Alabama, Trent Boyd was working for a building and excavation contractor in Birmingham...

Big Data on the Farm

Don and Brian Glenn started looking into the use of automated data collection on their Hillsboro farm in the mid-1990s to help improve...

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...

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