West wins farm-city essay contest
Alabama students were honored for their creativity and understanding of agriculture during Alabama Farm-City Awards today in Birmingham.
New US-EU talks threatened by agriculture spats
President Barack Obama used Washington's grandest stage — the State of the Union speech — to announce negotiations with Europe aimed at creating the world's largest free trade agreement. Just weeks later, there are signs that old agriculture disputes could be deal-killers.
Feds bust up $100M NC crop insurance fraud ring
Federal investigators have unraveled a massive scheme among dozens of insurance agents, claims adjusters, brokers and farmers in eastern North Carolina to steal at least $100 million from the government-backed program that insures crops.
Dairy farmers weigh in on immigration debate
The Alpina Foods Inc. plant that just opened here to feed the nation's growing appetite for Greek-style yogurt should have nearby dairy farmers such as Matt Lamb scrambling to expand their herds.
2013 FCCLA's poultry cookoff
FCCLA members from all over the county met on March 5, 2013 for the annual Poultry Cookoff at the Cullman Area Career Center. The Cullman County Farmers Federation and Women's Committee sponsored the Poultry Casserole Division and the Cullman County Poultry and Egg Association sponsored the Whole Piece Division. Winners of the Poultry Casserole Division are Kristy Moore, Cold Springs, first place; Katie Veal, Cullman, second place; Savanna Terry, Vinemont, third place; Kaitlin Turner, CACC, fourth place; and Tallie Schaffer, West Point, fifth place.
Legal pot in Colo., Wash. poses growing dilemma
It may be called weed, but marijuana is legendarily hard to grow.
High-stakes fight over soybeans at high court
Vernon Hugh Bowman seems comfortable with the old way of doing things, right down to the rotary-dial telephone he said he was using in a conference call with reporters.
Cullman County Soil and Water Conservation District chosen for nat'l meeting
Conservation Education is the subject of the PowerPoint presentation by the Cullman County Soil and Water Conservation District at the National Association of Conservation Districts’ annual meeting recently.
Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act
Cullman County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Kelvin L. Veal, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
Tyson says consumers may be shifting to chicken from beef
Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. meat processor, said Friday that consumers may be shifting toward buying chicken and away from red meat after the price of beef rose at a faster pace.
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