WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA Farm Service Agency will accept applications beginning June 3 for certain practices under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts.

Agriculture produced in Alabama that could face higher tariffs because of the trade war with China include: chicken eggs, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, blueberries, apples, strawberries, soybeans and cotton, according to U.S. trade officials.

Warmer, drier weather is helping farmers get out and plant their crops, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress report. Based on that, the four main producing states, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, have moved ahead 25 percentage points since the last report.

    Dan Spaulding of the Anniston Museum of Natural History rescues a red tailed hawk just off the Bynum Leatherwood Rd. near Anniston.

       Images from area flooding in Calhoun County after several days of heavy rainfall in  NE Alabama.

        Images from the Coffee With Congress event at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce with US Congressman Mike Rogers.

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