June 4, 2021
Cattle Inventory Stays Steady
Alabama has 10,000 fewer cows and calves than it did 2020. With 1.3 million bovines in the state, the drop represents only a 1% decrease, according to a recent report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The state’s Top 5 counties for cattle and calves remained unchanged since last year’s report with DeKalb, Cullman, Montgomery, Blount and Lowndes ranked respectively.
New Partnership Focuses On Future Of Ag Law
Representatives from Faulkner University, the Alabama Farmers Federation and the National Agricultural Law Center gathered at the Jones School of Law library June 1 to establish a three-year Alabama Ag Law Pathway.
Contest Searches For Bama's Best Chicken Tenders
Chicken tenders please the palate of even the pickiest eaters. That’s one reason the Alabama Farmers Federation is on a search to find the local eatery that serves up Bama’s Best Chicken Tenders.
USDA Launches Pandemic Cover Crop Program
Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture if they planted cover crops during this crop year.

The Pandemic Cover Crop Program reduces producers’ overall premium bills and helps maintain their cover crop systems.
Farm Tools
Events & Deadlines
  • June 28 — Hotel reservations close for the Alabama Farm & Land Expo in Montgomery. Tour and meal count registration closes July 16.

  • July 23 — Applications close for the Ag Innovation Challenge
Greenhouse, Nursery, Sod Committee Meets
The State Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod Committee met in Auburn last week to review policy and tour facilities. Tours included Auburn University's soil lab, transformation garden and greenhouses. The group also visited Young's Plant Farm.

(Look closely and you'll see the group's newest ex-officio member is sporting an Alfa Farmers shirt!)
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