posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM
State agriculture officials say Alabama's record yields in cotton, soybean and peanut crops in 2012 helped to offset lower than average corn yields.
posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM
ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama farmers say they are planting less produce rather than risk having tomatoes and other crops rot in the fields a second straight year because of labor shortages linked to the state's crackdown on illegal...
posted on February 24, 2012 at 11:19 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Ana Jimenez and her husband were so terrified of being sent back to their native Mexico when Alabama's tough crackdown on illegal immigrants took effect that they fled more than 2,000 miles to Los Angeles, cramming into a...
posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM
PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala (AP) -- Tom Parker shook his head and seemed near tears as he talked about all that he lost in an April 27 tornado that ripped apart the northern Alabama farm where he grew up and had spent much of his adult life raising...
posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM
The commissioner of the state's agriculture department has started notifying about 60 workers they will be laid off to make cuts necessary to balance the budget.
posted on August 13, 2010 at 6:08 PM
Despite estimates of record U.S. crop production, strong demand supports commodity prices. Proponents call for increased investment in cellulosic ethanol to meet the 'billion gallon challenge'." Gulf Coast fishermen struggle to survive in the...
posted on August 13, 2010 at 3:08 PM
Alabama Attorney General Troy King filed suit this week against BP and other companies involved in the catastrophic spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
posted on May 29, 2009 at 8:05 PM
From Mystery Meat to Biodiesel Fleet: Used Oil from Cafeterias Might Power Alabama School Buses MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) -- Alabama's school children might one day ride to-and-from campus in buses that are powered with cooking oil leftover from making...
posted on March 7, 2008 at 8:03 PM
MOBILE, Ala - Encouraged by record crop prices in Alabama's farm forecast, growers must find the money to start planting while at the same time avoid being hit with rocketing costs for fuel, fertilizer, seeds and equipment.