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AG Commissioner Pate endorses Supreme Court Justice Sarah Stewart in bid for chief justice

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate recently announced his endorsement of Supreme Court Justice Sarah Stewart in her campaign to be Alabama’s next chief justice.

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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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Ag Commissioner Pate warns of watermelon shortage amid heavy rain — 'These watermelons can absorb too much water, and they won’t taste good'

A combination of heavy rain and a late freeze is putting South Alabama’s watermelon crop in jeopardy just as demand ramps up in the summer months.

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Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate warns egg shortage will 'be with us a little while' — 'With Easter coming up, don't look for eggs to get cheaper anytime soon'

High egg prices continue to be a problem for consumers as inflationary pressures combined with a strain of avian influenza have limited production.

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Ag. Commissioner Pate working to solve potential milk shortage ahead of Dothan dairy closure

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries responded to the upcoming closure of Borden Dairy production in Dothan and suggested Alabama schools could potentially be turning to milk that doesn't require refrigeration. 

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USDA designates seven Alabama Counties as primary natural disaster areas

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate (R) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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Statewide constitutional office candidates report robust fundraising

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Secretary of State’s office released the latest campaign finance reports on Friday. The incumbent Governor....