Alabama agriculture http://apr.org en Agriculture Has $70.4 Billion Impact On Alabama http://apr.org/post/agriculture-has-704-billion-impact-alabama <p>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.</p><p>The study was conducted by Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. It shows that the Alabama counties that receive the greatest economic impact from agriculture are Mobile, Cullman and DeKalb.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:18:53 +0000 The Associated Press 32946 at http://apr.org Agriculture Has $70.4 Billion Impact On Alabama Alabama Farmers See Record Yields in 2012 http://apr.org/post/alabama-farmers-see-record-yields-2012 <P>State agriculture officials say Alabama's record yields in cotton, soybean and peanut crops in 2012 helped to offset lower than average corn yields.</P> <P>The Gadsden Times reports (<A href="http://bit.ly/W2ALK8"><U><FONT color=#0000ff>http://bit.ly/W2ALK8</FONT></U></A> ) that soybean and cotton yields in northeast Alabama also likely set records this year.</P> <DIV> <P>David Derrick, regional extension agent for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, says this year has been one of the best ever for row crop farmers.</P> <P>Officials say farmers benefited from higher than average Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:37:48 +0000 The Associated Press 21806 at http://apr.org Alabama Farmers See Record Yields in 2012