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House Narrowly Passes Scaled-Down Version of Farm Bill

Updated: 07/11/2013 - The House has passed a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month.

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Corn Crop Harvest Estimates Downgraded Slightly

Posted: 07/11/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its estimate of the corn crop, reflecting late planting in the Corn Belt caused by a wet spring.

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Sen. Reid Pressures House to Pass Farm Bill

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his chamber won't pass an extension of farm policy this year and is pressuring the House to figure out how to pass a farm bill.

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Agriculture Has $70.4 Billion Impact on Alabama

Posted: 06/24/2013 - New agriculture statistics prepared for Alabama counties reveal that agriculture, forestry and related industries have an annual economic impact in Alabama of $70.4 billion.

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Rain Does Good For Farmers Crops

Posted: 06/21/2013 - Every planting season farmers hope for rain and the questions are always are the crops getting too much rain? Not enough?

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Farm Bill Passed

Updated: 06/11/2013 - The Senate voted to pass the five-year farm bill, which would expand government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts.

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Wiregrass Crop Projections

Updated: 04/08/2013 - 2012 was a record year for the peanut crop. In the state of Alabama alone there were 218 thousand acres of peanuts.

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Farmers Prepare for Planting Season

Updated: 03/20/2013 - It doesn’t look like this will be the year of the peanut. Last year’s record breaking year produced more than they could sell. This year, cotton and corn are the money makers.

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Irrigation is Another Tool for Farmers

Updated: 03/01/2013 - Local farmers are already preparing for spring planting. Many are hoping irrigation means more money come harvest.

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