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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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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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Ozark Painter Honored at Farmers Federation Ceremony

Updated: 12/03/2012 - About 1,700 Alabama farmers gave Ozark watercolor artist Jack DeLoney a standing ovation this morning as the famous painter of agricultural scenes received the Alabama Farmers Federation's Image of Agriculture Award.

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Stalled Farm Bill Could Hurt Millions

Updated: 09/24/2012 - The farm bill has been stalled in Washington all this year. The original five year government plan mandates everything from farming to food stamps.

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