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A podcast about news and information of interest to the agriculture community of Alabama. Presented by Alabama Farmers Federation.

A podcast about news and information of interest to the agriculture community of Alabama. Presented by Alabama Farmers Federation.


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A podcast about news and information of interest to the agriculture community of Alabama. Presented by Alabama Farmers Federation.




Alabama AgCast: External Affairs Report and Centennial Spotlight

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Alabama AgCast: Conversation with Daniel Whitley and a Forest Health Wrap-up

Brian Hardin has a conversation with Brian Whitley, acting director of the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS). Here are some useful links from that conversation: Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) Reports:Production Supply and Demand Database:Global Agricultural Trade System:Export Sales Query System:In the wrap-up, William Green gives us some useful information about the condition of lumber supply and demand from the Auburn University School of Forestry.


Alabama AgCast: Interview with Prof. Geoff Williams and Soybean Research Wrap Up

Interview with Prof. Geoff Williams, Auburn University school of entomology. Soybean Research Information Network:


Alabama AgCast: Interview with Wendiam Sawadgo and a Dairy Wrap Up

Carla Hornady, commodity director, has a conversation with Assistant Professor & Extension Economist at Auburn University, Wendiam Sawadgo and Russ Durrance, commodity director, updates us on dairy outreach. More links for Mr. Sawadgo: Twitter: @WendiamEcon Email:


Alabama AgCast: Interview with Dr. Wayne Greene, Centennial Wrap Up

Brady Ragland, commodity director, has a conversation with Dr. Wayne Greene, department head of the Animal Sciences department of Auburn University. Carla Hornady, commodity director, wraps up this week with a centennial moment to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alabama Farmers Federation.


Alabama AgCast, Wildlife Services and U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

In this week's AgCast, William Green, commodity director, has a conversation with Leif Stephens, assistant state director of USDA APHIS Wildlife Services and in the Wrap-up, Mitt Walker has a bonus interview with Roger Barlow of the The Catfish Institute. Helpful links: • USDA APHIS Wildlife Services website • Wild Pig Trapping and cost share information • The Catfish Institute


Alabama AgCast: Poultry Committee Chair Interview, Commodity Org. Meeting

Russ Durrance, commodity director, interviews outgoing Poultry Division Chair Joe Murphy. Brady Ragland, commodity director, wraps us up with information about the upcoming Commodity Organization Meeting. Find more information about Alabama agriculture at the Alabama Farmers Federation website.


Alabama AgCast, Season 2, Episode 1: Aflatoxin and Beekeeper Symposium

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Alabama AgCast, Episode 14: Adam Rabinowitz, Christmas Trees

Carla Hornady, commodity director, has a conversation with Auburn University Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist Adam Rabinowitz and Hunter McBrayer, commodity director, gives valuable information about what to do with live Christmas trees. Brought to you by Alabama Farmers Federation.


Alabama AgCast, Episode 13: Boozer Farms, Alfa's Centennial

Today Hunter McBrayer, commodity director, speaks with Taylor Hatchett, of Boozer Farms, about her operation. Along with their website, you can find out more about Boozer farms through Facebook and Instagram. Brian Hardin, department director, wraps up with information about the upcoming centennial celebration for Alabama Farmers Federation and the 75th anniversary celebration of Alfa Insurance.


Alabama AgCast, Episode 12: Simply Southern TV, Social Media

In today's conversation, Carla Hornady, commodity director, speaks with Mary Wilson, co-host of Simply Southern TV and a member of the Federation communications staff, about the upcoming season of the weekly TV show produced by the Alabama Farmers Federation. Also, in the Wrap-up, Marlee Moore, of the communications staff, gives us some insight into how to be social in agriculture. Be sure to visit the Alabama Farmers Federation website for links to all our social media channels.


Alabama AgCast, Episode 11: Christmas Trees, H-2A Wage Rate

Today Hunter McBrayer speaks with Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Auburn University School of Horticulture assistant professor and Extension specialist, about Alabama Christmas trees. Southern Christmas Tree Growers Association Alfa Member Christmas Tree Growers Mitt Walker, National Affairs director for Alabama Farmers Federation, tells us about the adverse effect wage rate methodology for the temporary employment of H-2A workers.


Alabama AgCast, Episode 10, A Special Thanksgiving Episode

It today's AgCast, Jeff Helms, director of Communications for Alabama Farmers Federation finds out what Thanksgiving means to Jimmy Parnell, president of Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance. In the Wrap-up, Kim Earwood, director of the Women's Leadership Committee, breaks down the cost of your Thanksgiving meal. Happy Thanksgiving!


Alabama AgCast, Episode 9, Peanuts and Hunter Safety

Jacob Davis, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers, speaks with Mark Kieser, vise president of the Alabama Peanut Producers board of directors and district director of the Alabama Farmers Federation, about peanuts. More information can be found at the Alabama Peanut Producers website. In the Wrap-up, William Green, commodity director, speaks with Chuck Sikes, director of the Wildlife Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, about...


AgCast Episode 8: Sweet Grown Alabama, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

In this week’s AgCast, Hunter McBrayer, commodity director for Alabama Farmers Federation and executive director for Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, visits with Ellie Watson, director of the Sweet Grown Alabama - a statewide marketing campaign for locally grown produce. To find out more about Sweet Grown Alabama, visit their website. In our Wrap-up, Carla Hornady, commodity director for Alabama Farmers Federation, visits with Taz Smith, of the National Cotton Council, to...


Alabama AgCast, Episode 7

Show notes: - Alabama Port Authority - APA Facebook Page - Alabama Farm-City - Alabama Farmers Federation


Alabama AgCast, Episode 6

Show Notes - Jason Sawyer, Associate Professor, Auburn University Animal Science Department - Alabama Farmers Federation Beef Division Wrap Up - Auburn Agricultural Alumni Club’s Facebook page - 2020 Auburn Ag Roundup - For more information, contact: Brian Hardin Chair, Ag Roundup Committee (334) 613-4217


Alabama AgCast, Episode 5

Today' Show Notes Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesLatest news about Alabama Farm CenterAlabama Farmers Federation


Alabama AgCast, Episode 4

Show notes for this week's conversation: - Alfa Farmers - Hurricane Insurance Protection - Wind Index


Alabama AgCast, Episode 3

Check out today's show notes. - Alabama Peanut Producers - Storm Damage Survey - Alabama National Fair