Walt Corcoran of Barbour County was reappointed to the national Cotton Board. His term ends Dec. 31, 2022. Nick McMichen of Cherokee County is an alternate.
The 2020 Beef Cattle Conference is March 13-15 in Auburn. Event sessions include reproduction, research and disease traceability. Field day tracks cover artificial insemination, advocacy, youth farmers, forages and management. Early registration ends March 1 at bit.ly/AUBeefConference2020.
A pilot hemp insurance program is available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Apply for it and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage by March 16 at farmers.gov/hemp.