Alabama CAFO Permits Streamlined and SNAP Increase Continuation

Alabama CAFO Permits Streamlined and SNAP Increase Continuation

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Owners of concentrated animal feeding operations in Alabama have a new streamlined permit registration process, thanks to standards approved in December. reports, the new state permit regulations, issued through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, require a qualified credentialed professional inspection once every five years.

All technical requirements, such as buffers, land application, recordkeeping and best management practices, are unchanged. Previously, inspections were required annually.


**The Arctic blast across most of the U.S. put some chill in the cheese trade. reports, the CME spot trade had cheddar barrels hold unchanged at $1.50 per lb. but Blocks fell 3 ¾ cents to $1.62 ¾, but there was nice volume.

Class III milk struggled to move higher. February fell 13 cents to $15.48, March fell 23 cents, and April fell 36 cents.

**The House Ag Committee has proposed an extension until Sept. 30 of the temporary 15% increase in SNAP benefits.

According to, Chairman David Scott also included a sweeping proposal for the government to pay off USDA loans and USDA-guaranteed loans held by socially disadvantaged farmers.

Scott unveiled the $16.1-billion package, which would become part of a $1.9-billion coronavirus relief bill, ahead of a committee vote scheduled for Wednesday.

The package also has $3.6 billion for food donations to fight hunger and to protect food system workers from COVID-19.

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