Rise to the Moment of Truth Wednesday, June 19, 2024


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Farm bill draws support from ALFA, criticism from 'Big & Rich' singer John Rich: 'Communist Chinese party buying up farmland'

Several aspects of the current farm bill are getting feedback from Alabamians.

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Mobile County farmer celebrates grand opening of on-site retail store

Over 1,500 people came to Grand Bay over the weekend to celebrate the grand opening of 4-Bulls retail store at Mason Hills Farm.

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‘We’re not lab rats’: Alabama farmer thankful for bill outlawing lab-grown meat

Mason Hills Farm, in Grand Bay, not only raises cattle, it is also a USDA-inspected beef processing plant. While the threat of lab-grown meat looms, Mason is proud of his product and said he doesn’t think there is anything better than real meat.

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Carl releases fifth ad for the AL-1 GOP primary — 'Capitol Hill is full of nutjobs with nutty ideas'

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) released his fifth TV advertisement on Friday in the Republican primary election for the first congressional district. The ad titled "Nuts" highlights Carl's record of being a conservative who has delivered on Trump's agenda and doesn't back down to the liberal nutjobs in Washington, D.C.

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Ag Commissioner Pate, other ag commissioners sound alarm on woke bank policies that could impact farmers, consumers

Alabama agriculture commissioner Rick Pate is one of 12 commissioners nationwide signing onto a letter demanding six of the largest banks in the nation stop participating in woke agendas.

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Tuberville joins in bipartisan fight against foreign influence in U.S. agriculture land

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators by introducing the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Improvements Act of 2024 to collect more information about foreign ownership of American farmland.

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State Sen. Givhan wants fast-track farming, landscaping tech programs in Alabama

Following a recent tour of an agriculture program at Virginia Tech, one Alabama lawmaker says he wants to see something similar at Auburn University.

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Cowgirl up! She wasn't supposed to live but this Clay County girl grew up to be a champion

There’s something about an open field that makes our souls smile from the inside out. The cool breeze, the soft grass and all of the life that God created under a big blue sky.

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Dirt road to nowhere: Poultry farming in Alabama impacted by big corporation regulations

Country roads lead many Alabamians home from work each day. The roads we travel become engrained in our memories and we can see them clearly even when we’re miles away. Some of those roads are made of red dirt and sparkling mica. At the end is a small farmhouse and large rows of chicken houses. But for many, that’s where the road ends.

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Eat local: This Mobile County cattle farm offers top-quality meat and relief for Alabama farmers

From farm to table is a true statement for the folks at Mason Hills Farm in Grand Bay, Alabama. The sprawling farm in southwest Mobile County has around 150 heads of cattle, including Black Angus cattle.

Gilmer Family Farm 1 Alabama News
Milking the market: Lamar County farm transitions from dairy to beef production

After three generations of dairy farming, the Gilmer Family Farm in Lamar County is now producing cattle for beef. The dairy heifers have been sold and life is a lot different on the farm.

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Tuberville, Ag Commissioner Pate to hold 2023 Farm Bill discussion public hearings throughout Alabama

In anticipation of the 2023 Farm Bill, Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) will hold public hearings and discussions for citizens to voice their concerns.

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Alabama Department of Ag announces loan program to encourage meat processing businesses to open, expand

“I want to encourage business owners who are currently engaged in or thinking of starting to process meat (cattle, swine or poultry) to apply for this beneficial program,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate.

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WOTUS rule no longer in effect in Alabama, 25 other states

The 2023 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is no longer in effect in Alabama after a ruling by a federal judge in North Dakota halted implementation of the rule on Wednesday.

Tuberville Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Tuberville: Count on me to be a voice for rural Alabama

Through a global pandemic, historic inflation and crippling supply-chain issues, we are seeing just how critical food security is to national security.

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Barry Moore critical of legislation creating federal police force to investigate farmers and meatpackers

“Instead of punishing those in the packing industry and deputizing bureaucrats to force more rules and regulations on the American people, we should be doing all we can to slice red tape, repair the broken supply chain, and end the federal government overspending fueling historic inflation,” Moore said.

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"They're eating everything here": Wild hogs causing millions in damage for south Alabama farmers

The Alabama Cooperate Extension Service said that Alabama’s growing wild pig menace is causing millions of dollars in damage for Alabama farmers and landowners, while also harming Alabama’s native wildlife, both plant and animal.

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As grocery prices rise, can gardening and raising food at home save money?

As poultry and produce prices skyrocket due to inflation, many Alabamians are looking for ways to keep food on the table without taking a hit. Some have turned to growing and raising their own food. 

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Alabama’s farm economy impacted by rising input prices

Alabama Farmers are paying more for fuel, fertilizer, seed, pesticides, parts, and labor than ever before the 1819 News learned in an investigative report.

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USDA announces the Biden Administration’s framework for transforming the food system

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Wednesday details of the Biden administration’s plan for a framework to transform the food system.

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Blanchard talks agriculture and economics

“Alabama’s hardworking farmers deserve a governor who will invest in them as much as they’ve invested in ensuring a safe and abundant food supply for our people.,” Lindy Blanchard said on Wednesday.

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New veterans program offers 'rules of engagement' for veterans on Alabama farms

By Randy Tatano You’ve probably never heard of a “therapy farm,” which isn’t a farm in a traditional sense. It doesn’t produce anything...

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Water infrastructure improvements planned in Alabama

By Craig Monger A few rural areas in northwest Alabama can look forward to a large advancement to their local water infrastructure....

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Tuberville introduces bill to combat foreign influence in U.S. agriculture

By Brandon Moseley U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) introduced the Foreign Adversary Risk Management (FARM) Act to bolster...