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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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House Agriculture Committee Approves New Farm Bill

Updated: 05/16/2013 - The House Committee on Agriculture last night advanced a new five-year Farm Bill that included reforms championed by U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL).

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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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Roby, Bishop Reform Congressional Peanut Caucus

Posted: 01/29/2013 - Today, U.S. Representatives Martha Roby (R-AL) and Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) announced the re-formation of the Congressional Peanut Caucus for the 113th Congress.

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Roby Introduces Farmland Bill

Posted: 01/24/2013 - A bill filed this week by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) would allow more farmland to be used for production rather than lay dormant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

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