The Environmental Management Commission voted Dec. 11 to allow poultry producers to apply for a 5-year CAFO permit. The new permit will become available in early 2021 and replaces annual permitting requirements.
Cotton, Soybeans and Wheat & Feed Grains
Alabama Extension has created a video series to prepare producers for the 2021 growing season. Videos focus on timely topics for improving profitability and feature expert speakers from Auburn University and other land-grant universities. Watch the videos here.
“The 2020 harvest season is almost over, with just a few producers finishing up the last acres,” said Extension's Kris Balkcom. “Late fall rain due to the active hurricane season delayed everyone from being as timely with their harvest as they would have liked. I feel we might see a yield around 3,700-3,800 pounds per acre. Everyone has had many obstacles and challenges in 2020, but I am grateful for farmers' perseverance and hard work.”
Catfish Production Report surveys will be available Dec. 21. The survey includes questions about water acres, stock on hand, and 2020 production and sales figures. Farmers will complete the survey through a mailed questionnaire, secure online reporting or by phone. Questions? Call USDA's Deonne Holiday at (601) 559-8678.
Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association
AFVGA members met Dec. 3 for a general business meeting. Joe Lambrecht of Elmore County was elected president, Arlie Powell of Chilton County was elected vice president, and Beth Hornsby of Lee County was elected secretary/treasurer. Bobby Boozer and Jimmy Witt rotated off the board while Mike Reeves of Morgan County and Dawn Smith of Tallapoosa County were elected as board members.