Survey endorses local branding of Alabama specialty crops

Survey endorses local branding of Alabama specialty crops

By Paul Hollis Would you be more willing to buy a bag of sweet potatoes, basket of peaches or a jar of honey if you knew from the label that it was grown in Alabama? A recent survey conducted by researchers at Auburn University shows that the state’s specialty crop...
NRCS funds to demonstrate and promote best irrigation practices in Alabama

NRCS funds to demonstrate and promote best irrigation practices in Alabama

By Paul Hollis The latest numbers tell the irrigation story: In Alabama, only 15 percent of the land currently available for farming is irrigated, a far cry from Mississippi’s 61 percent of cropland and Georgia’s 40 percent. Over time, that lack of irrigation...
NRCS funds to demonstrate and promote best irrigation practices in Alabama

New AAES grant program addresses critical agricultural needs

By Paul Hollis Long-term research is vital to the future of U.S. production agriculture, but farmers can’t always afford to wait for solutions to their most pressing problems. That’s why a new Auburn University funding program is providing shorter-term grants that...