As a part of Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Wheat & Feed Grain Producers is represented at the state and national levels through the Department of Governmental Affairs and the Department of National Affairs and Natural Resources. The Communications Department provides communications about the important issues and notices through its monthly magazine, Neighbors and biweekly newsletter, Cultivator.
The Local Connection
County Farmers Federations, with the assistance of Area Organization Directors, provide support and a mechanism to address issues on the local level. Herein lies the strength of Alabama Farmers Federation. Each county may establish its own Wheat & Feed Grains Division. Needs and requests from producers in the county are the beginning of policy development and the direction of the Alabama Wheat & Feed Grain Producers. You may contact your county Wheat & Feed Grains Chairman or the Area Organization Director in your region or your County President for more information.
Why Should I Be a Member of Alabama Farmers Federation & Alabama Wheat & Feed Grains Producers?
The Alabama Farmers Federation brings farmers of all commodities together for a common cause. Together, we can accomplish more for everyone's benefit. The more producers actively participate in the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama Wheat & Feed Grain Producers, the more effective the organization can be on issues affecting them. With membership in the Alabama Farmers Federation come many benefits.
Did You Know?
- Corn serves as a primary livestock feed source. A bushel of corn fed to livestock produces 5.6 pounds of retail beef, 13 pounds of retail pork, 19.6 pounds of chicken, or 28 pounds of catfish.
- A 56-pound bushel of corn provides 31.5 pounds of starch, or 33 pounds of sweetener, or 2.5 gallons of ethanol, plus 13.5 pounds of gluten feed, 2.6 pounds of gluten meal, and 1.5 pounds of corn oil.
- A farmer gets 3 cents from every $3.50 box of Wheaties, 10 cents for every box of corn flakes, 5 cents for every 87-cent loaf of bread, and 38 cents for every $1.51 bag of flour.