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Alabama Farmers Federation
A podcast about news and information of interest to the agriculture community of Alabama. Presented by Alabama Farmers Federation.
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Alabama AgCast: Conversation with Dr. Mike Phillips and new soybean uses
Brian Hardin, director of the Alabama Farmers Federation Governmental and Agricultural Programs, speaks with Dr. Mike Phillips, the new director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Check out their podcast, the Alabama Crops Report Podcast. In the wrap-up, Carla Hornady, commodity director, tells us about new soybean research. Be sure to visit our sponsor, Alabama Ag Credit.
Apr 30, 2021
Alabama AgCast Extra: External Affairs recaps as legislative session comes to end.
The External Affairs department reviews wins and challenges of the closing 2021 legislative session at the Alabama State House. Read more in Capitol Connection. Visit Alabama Ag Credit for your land needs.
Apr 28, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Conversation about peanut allergies and a centennial moment
Jacob Davis, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, has a conversation with Registered Dietitian, Sherry Coleman Collins, who consults with the National Peanut Board. Other links from this episode: - PeanutAllergyFacts.org - PreventPeanutAllergies.org - Peanut-Institute.com - LEAP Study - Alabama Ag Credit - Alabama Farmers Federation
Apr 21, 2021
Alabama AgCast: External Affairs report and Tuskegee Goat Day
The External Affairs team update us on what's going on at the State House in Montgomery and Brady Ragland wraps up with a report on Tuskegee University Goat Day. Learn more about our efforts in the Alabama Legislature by reading our weekly Capitol Connection newsletter. Learn more about Goat Day here. Be sure to visit our sponsor, Alabama Ag Credit, for your land purchase needs.
Apr 14, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Conversation with Dr. Kim Mullinex and Dairy U
Brady Ragland, commodity director, has a conversation with Dr. Kim Mullinex, extension specialist and Auburn University professor. Russ Durrance, commodity director, wraps up the show with information about Dairy U. Be sure to check out our sponsor, Alabama Ag Credit.
Apr 7, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Conversation with Dr. Edgar Vinson, horticulture professor
Hunter McBrayer has a conversation with Assistant Extension Professor in Horticulture, Dr. Edgar Vinson. Find out more about Extension here. Download the Farming Basics app here. Visit our sponsor, Alabama Ag Credit, for your crop production and livestock loans.
Mar 31, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Conversation with Scott Graham and Centennial Moment
Carla Hornady has a conversation with Scott Graham, assistant professor at Auburn University and extension specialist with Alabama Cooperative Extension System Links from the conversation: - Alabama Crops Report Podcast - Alabama Crops Report Newsletter - Alabama Cotton Shorts Newsletter - Twitter - Pest Patrol Hotline sponsored by Syngenta Other links from the show: - Alabama Farmers Federation - Alabama Ag Credit
Mar 24, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Conversation with Rep. Reed Ingram and the 2020 peanut report
Casey Rogers and Preston Roberts, of the External Affairs Department, have a conversation with Rep. Reed Ingram of House District 75. Also, Jacob Davis, of the Alabama Peanut Producers, gives us the 2020 peanut report. We'd like to thank our sponsor, Alabama Ag Credit.
Mar 17, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Conversation with Dr. Adam Maggard and Wrap-up About Inheritance Tax
William Green discuss CLT manufacturing with Dr. Adam Maggard, professor at Auburn University School of Forestry and Extension specialist. Mitt Walker wraps up with information about the impact of changing the inheritance tax on farm families. Get more information about agriculture at Alabama Farmers Federation. Be sure to support our sponsor, Alabama Ag Credit.
Mar 10, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Conversation with PSC President Twinkle Cavanaugh and also the Pig Squeal Project
Russ Durrance has a conversation with Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh and Russ also wraps up with information about the Pig Squeal Project. Don't forget to check out our sponsor, Alabama Ag Credit.
Mar 3, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Interview with Todd Stacy and the Alabama 4-H Horse Show
Mitt Walker interviews Todd Stacy of Alabama Daily News and, in the wrap-up, Brady Ragland tells us about the Alabama 4-H Horse Show. This episode is sponsored by Alabama Ag Credit.
Feb 24, 2021
Alabama AgCast: External Affairs Report and Centennial Spotlight
Sign up for an E-newletter at https://alfafarmers.org/contact/newsletter-signup/ Find more ag news at https://alfafarmers.org
Feb 17, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Conversation with Daniel Whitley and a Forest Health Wrap-up
Brian Hardin has a conversation with Brian Whitley, acting director of the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS). Here are some useful links from that conversation: * Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) Reports: Insight and analysis from FAS’s overseas offices on issues affecting agricultural production and trade. * Production Supply and Demand Database: Data on production, supply, and distribution of agricultural commodities for the U.S. and key producing and consuming countries. * Global Agricultural Trade System: International agricultural, fish, forest, and textile products trade statistics dating from the inception of the Harmonized coding system in 1989 to present. * Export Sales Query System: Information on U.S. export sales, by commodity and country of destination, updated weekly. In the wrap-up, William Green gives us some useful information about the condition of lumber supply and demand from the Auburn University School of Forestry.
Feb 10, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Interview with Prof. Geoff Williams and Soybean Research Wrap Up
Interview with Prof. Geoff Williams, Auburn University school of entomology. Soybean Research Information Network: https://soybeanresearchinfo.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SoybeanResearchInformationNetwork/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1EL0JQW26cP1WsCdW8mpXQ
Feb 3, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Interview with Wendiam Sawadgo and a Dairy Wrap Up
Carla Hornady, commodity director, has a conversation with Assistant Professor & Extension Economist at Auburn University, Wendiam Sawadgo and Russ Durrance, commodity director, updates us on dairy outreach. More links for Mr. Sawadgo: Twitter: @WendiamEcon Email: email@example.com
Jan 27, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Interview with Dr. Wayne Greene, Centennial Wrap Up
Brady Ragland, commodity director, has a conversation with Dr. Wayne Greene, department head of the Animal Sciences department of Auburn University. Carla Hornady, commodity director, wraps up this week with a centennial moment to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alabama Farmers Federation.
Jan 20, 2021
Alabama AgCast, Wildlife Services and U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish
In this week's AgCast, William Green, commodity director, has a conversation with Leif Stephens, assistant state director of USDA APHIS Wildlife Services and in the Wrap-up, Mitt Walker has a bonus interview with Roger Barlow of the The Catfish Institute. Helpful links: • USDA APHIS Wildlife Services website • Wild Pig Trapping and cost share information • The Catfish Institute
Jan 13, 2021
Alabama AgCast: Poultry Committee Chair Interview, Commodity Org. Meeting
Russ Durrance, commodity director, interviews outgoing Poultry Division Chair Joe Murphy. Brady Ragland, commodity director, wraps us up with information about the upcoming Commodity Organization Meeting. Find more information about Alabama agriculture at the Alabama Farmers Federation website.
Jan 6, 2021
Alabama AgCast, Season 2, Episode 1: Aflatoxin and Beekeeper Symposium
Show notes: https://www.ars.usda.gov/southeast-area/dawson-ga/national-peanut-research-laboratory/ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02652030701658357 https://meridian.allenpress.com/peanut-science/article/28/2/59/191925/Cost-of-Aflatoxin-to-the-Farmer-Buying-Point-and https://bishop.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bishop-supports-georgia-pecans-and-peanuts https://peanut-institute.com/ Wrap up notes: https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/lawn-garden/alabama-beekeeping-symposium/
Dec 23, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 14: Adam Rabinowitz, Christmas Trees
Carla Hornady, commodity director, has a conversation with Auburn University Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist Adam Rabinowitz and Hunter McBrayer, commodity director, gives valuable information about what to do with live Christmas trees. Brought to you by Alabama Farmers Federation.
Dec 16, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 13: Boozer Farms, Alfa's Centennial
Today Hunter McBrayer, commodity director, speaks with Taylor Hatchett, of Boozer Farms, about her operation. Along with their website, you can find out more about Boozer farms through Facebook and Instagram. Brian Hardin, department director, wraps up with information about the upcoming centennial celebration for Alabama Farmers Federation and the 75th anniversary celebration of Alfa Insurance.
Dec 9, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 12: Simply Southern TV, Social Media
In today's conversation, Carla Hornady, commodity director, speaks with Mary Wilson, co-host of Simply Southern TV and a member of the Federation communications staff, about the upcoming season of the weekly TV show produced by the Alabama Farmers Federation. Also, in the Wrap-up, Marlee Moore, of the communications staff, gives us some insight into how to be social in agriculture. Be sure to visit the Alabama Farmers Federation website for links to all our social media channels.
Dec 2, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 11: Christmas Trees, H-2A Wage Rate
Today Hunter McBrayer speaks with Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Auburn University School of Horticulture assistant professor and Extension specialist, about Alabama Christmas trees. Southern Christmas Tree Growers Association Alfa Member Christmas Tree Growers Mitt Walker, National Affairs director for Alabama Farmers Federation, tells us about the adverse effect wage rate methodology for the temporary employment of H-2A workers.
Nov 25, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 10, A Special Thanksgiving Episode
It today's AgCast, Jeff Helms, director of Communications for Alabama Farmers Federation finds out what Thanksgiving means to Jimmy Parnell, president of Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance. In the Wrap-up, Kim Earwood, director of the Women's Leadership Committee, breaks down the cost of your Thanksgiving meal. Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 18, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 9, Peanuts and Hunter Safety
Jacob Davis, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers, speaks with Mark Kieser, vise president of the Alabama Peanut Producers board of directors and district director of the Alabama Farmers Federation, about peanuts. More information can be found at the Alabama Peanut Producers website. In the Wrap-up, William Green, commodity director, speaks with Chuck Sikes, director of the Wildlife Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, about hunter safety.
Nov 11, 2020
AgCast Episode 8: Sweet Grown Alabama, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol
In this week’s AgCast, Hunter McBrayer, commodity director for Alabama Farmers Federation and executive director for Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, visits with Ellie Watson, director of the Sweet Grown Alabama - a statewide marketing campaign for locally grown produce. To find out more about Sweet Grown Alabama, visit their website. In our Wrap-up, Carla Hornady, commodity director for Alabama Farmers Federation, visits with Taz Smith, of the National Cotton Council, to learn how farmers can become part of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. For other agriculture news, visit Alabama Farmers Federation. Subscribe to our podcast through your favorite podcast provider or you can listen through our website.
Nov 4, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 7
Show notes: - Alabama Port Authority - APA Facebook Page - Alabama Farm-City - Alabama Farmers Federation
Oct 28, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 6
*Show Notes - *Jason Sawyer, Associate Professor, Auburn University Animal Science Department* **- *Alabama Farmers Federation Beef Division* Wrap Up - *Auburn Agricultural Alumni Club’s Facebook page - 2020 Auburn Ag Roundup - For more information, contact: Brian Hardin Chair, Ag Roundup Committee firstname.lastname@example.org (334) 613-4217
Oct 21, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 5
*Today' Show Notes* * Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources * Latest news about Alabama Farm Center * Alabama Farmers Federation
Oct 14, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 4
Show notes for this week's conversation: - Alfa Farmers - Hurricane Insurance Protection - Wind Index
Oct 7, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 3
Check out today's show notes. - Alabama Peanut Producers - Storm Damage Survey - Alabama National Fair
Sep 30, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 2
Check out today's show notes. • Tate Farms • AASP Poultry Payment Estimator Instructional Video • AASP Poultry Payment Estimator Form For more agriculture news and information, check out the Alabama Farmers Federation website.
Sep 24, 2020
Alabama AgCast, Episode 1
Check out the Show Notes below: CARES Act: https://alfafarmers.org/cares-funding-to-help-alabama-forest-owners/ CFAP 1: https://alfafarmers.org/cfap-payments-helping-farmers-cope-with-losses/ CFAP 2: https://alfafarmers.org/farmers-may-apply-for-additional-14-billion-through-cfap-2/ Storm damage survey: https://alfafarmers.org/survey/ Mitt’s notes: https://alfafarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CFAP-2.pdf Timber relief information: forestry.alabama.gov This podcast is brought to you by Alabama Farmers Federation. If you are not a member, please consider joining. You can help spread the word about the many benefits of agriculture and, as a member, you can save on products and services you use every day.