Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan

Politics & Government
8:02 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Ala. Ag Commissioner Forecasts 6 Percent Growth

Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan says state farmers are on pace to have the same 6% growth in income that U.S. officials have forecast nationwide this year.
The Huntsville Times/Michael Mercier

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.

   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.

Politics & Government
8:01 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Alabama Ag Commissioner Launching Re-election Bid

Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan is geting ready to kick off his re-election campaign.
archives.alabama.gov

Alabama's Republican agriculture commissioner, John McMillan, is getting ready to kick off his re-election campaign.

   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.

Governor-Agriculutre
5:43 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Study: Ag, Forestry Have $70 B Impact On Alabama

Gov. Robert Bentley helped release a study showing Alabama's agricultural and forestry industries economic impact.
Credit blog.al.com

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.


The Alabama Agribusiness Council and other groups joined Gov. Robert Bentley in releasing the study Tuesday.


Bentley said the last similar study was done in 1989, and the new study by Auburn University shows how important agriculture and forestry are to Alabama's economy.

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Hiring Rivals
4:38 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Dale Peterson Out At Ala. Ag Department

Former candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Dale Peterson announced he will not join the Ag department as a special assistant.
Credit dalepeterson2010.com

A plan by state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan to hire another of his rivals from the 2010 campaign is off.


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.

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Politics & Government
6:34 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

Alabama AG Commissioner Hires Another Opponent

Rancher Dale Peterson, of Birmingham, Ala. Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan is hiring 2010 campaign rival Peterson to serve as his confidential assistant at an annual salary of $72,686.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File

Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan is hiring another rival from the 2010 campaign.

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.

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.