Alabama crops

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.