Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan http://apr.org en Ala. Ag Commissioner Forecasts 6 Percent Growth http://apr.org/post/ala-ag-commissioner-forecasts-6-percent-growth <p>The state agriculture commissioner says Alabama's farmers are in line to have the same 6 percent growth in income that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has forecast for farmers nationwide this year.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Commissioner John McMillan says Alabama's largest farm product, poultry, is 9 percent ahead of 2012 levels. He attributes that to a strong overseas demand and the leveling of costs, including energy and feed.<br> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:02:19 +0000 The Associated Press 36974 at http://apr.org Ala. Ag Commissioner Forecasts 6 Percent Growth Alabama Ag Commissioner Launching Re-election Bid http://apr.org/post/alabama-ag-commissioner-launching-re-election-bid <p>Alabama's Republican agriculture commissioner, John McMillan, is getting ready to kick off his re-election campaign.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; McMillan said he will announce his candidacy for a second term Tuesday at a meeting of the Alabama Agribusiness Council in Gulf Shores. McMillan is returning to his home county of Baldwin for the announcement.<br> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:01:25 +0000 The Associated Press 32977 at http://apr.org Alabama Ag Commissioner Launching Re-election Bid Study: Ag, Forestry Have $70 B Impact On Alabama http://apr.org/post/study-ag-forestry-have-70-b-impact-alabama <P>A new study of Alabama's agricultural and forestry industries says they contribute more than $70 billion annually to Alabama's economy and account for 22 percent of the state's workforce.</P> <P>The Alabama Agribusiness Council and other groups joined Gov. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:43:05 +0000 The Associated Press 24848 at http://apr.org Study: Ag, Forestry Have $70 B Impact On Alabama Dale Peterson Out At Ala. Ag Department http://apr.org/post/dale-peterson-out-ala-ag-department <P>A plan by state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan to hire another of his rivals from the 2010 campaign is off.</P> <P>McMillan had planned to hire Shelby County businessman Dale Peterson, who ran against McMillan in the Republican primary in 2010, but Peterson announced Thursday he's not going to work at the state agriculture department. Peterson says he realized McMillan was trying to neutralize him and keep him from being a potential candidate in 2014.</P> <P>McMillan said he notified Peterson on Wednesday that the nearly $73,000-a-year job was off. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:38:17 +0000 The Associated Press 23062 at http://apr.org Dale Peterson Out At Ala. Ag Department Alabama AG Commissioner Hires Another Opponent http://apr.org/post/alabama-ag-commissioner-hires-another-opponent <p>Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan is hiring another rival from the 2010 campaign.</p><p>Deputy Commissioner Brett Hall says McMillan is bringing Shelby County businessman Dale Peterson on board. Peterson will serve as his confidential assistant with an annual salary of more than $72,000.</p><p>The two men faced off in the Republican primary in 2010. McMillan had previously hired the Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner, Glen Zorn, to be his assistant commissioner.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 00:34:12 +0000 The Associated Press 22847 at http://apr.org Alabama AG Commissioner Hires Another Opponent