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Alabama-grown: Chilton County farmer cultivates her dream

Alabama food products industry

THORSBY, Alabama – Taylor Boozer Hatchett didn’t grow up on a farm, but she has a passion for tending the land and sharing its bounty like many who did. Her father, Bobby Boozer, worked with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Construction kicks off on Coastal Growers’ $87 million peanut shelling facility

Alabama food products industry

ATMORE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined Escambia County officials in Atmore today to mark the start of construction on the Coastal Growers LLC peanut shelling facility, which will provide a major boost to peanut farmers in the region. The company — owned by...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Golden Boy Foods to expand Alabama manufacturing operation

Alabama food products industry

 MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Golden Boy Foods, a leading manufacturer of private label food products, plans to invest more than $13 million in an expansion project at its production facility in Troy, creating 67 full-time jobs. To expand peanut...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Coastal Growers plans $87 million peanut shelling facility in Atmore

Alabama food products industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Coastal Growers LLC plans to build a peanut shelling plant in Atmore, bringing 100 or more jobs to the area and turning the Escambia County city into a hub for peanut shelling in southwest Alabama.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Macon County organic farmer cultivates ambitions with ag startup

Alabama food products industry

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – A startup, minority-owned organic farm in Macon County is expanding its crops and customer base, fueled by an ambitious vision to carry on the region’s rich history of agricultural innovation. Lifetime Natural Organic Farm, which includes about 25 acres of raised-bed...

Written by Dawn Azok

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