An African-American family has established a farming dynasty in Alabama. The trade war is just the latest challenge. The farm was started in the 1870s by George Bridgeforth, Greg’s great-grandfather, who had been born into slavery. The family has survived droughts, tornadoes and the bool weevil during the century and a half that successive generations […]
Farmers must be strong advocates and raise up strong leaders. P.J. Haynie delivered that powerful message today at the DTNA Summit.
Dell-Cam Farms and the Dewayne Goldmon Family of the Altheimer/Pine Bluff area are the 2019 Jefferson County Farm Family of the Year, according to a newsletter from the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Farm Family will be the guests of honor at the Chamber’s 67th Annual Farmers Appreciation Fish Fry on Thursday, Oct. […]
Domino Sugar’s Chalmette Refinery in Arabi, La., sits on the edge of the mighty Mississippi River, about five miles east by way of the river’s bend from the French Quarter, and less than a mile down from the Lower Ninth Ward, where Hurricane Katrina and the failed levees destroyed so many black lives. It is North […]
Post-World War II, Percy Patterson, from Drew, Mississippi, was weighing his options for a future. Instead of heading north like a lot of young men his age, he decided to stay in Mississippi. All around him, the flatland boasted some of the most fertile soil for agriculture. Percy would learn that one thing–the soil–would change […]
AGDAILY Staff · February 28, 2019 Farmers all over the country are feeling the big city closing in on their farms. No longer are our neighbors miles away, instead concrete and suburbs are becoming the norm in many parts of the country. The same goes for Jeff Jacobs, a third-generation farmer whose whole life has revolved […]
Motivated Farmers Utilize USDA-FSA Programs Quote from article by Lauren Highfill Williams “Taking advantage of these programs has most definitely been part of keeping my farm successful. We take advantage of all of those like most farmers do. The subsidy and marketing program and assistance loan programs are great. I encourage every farmer to take […]