Feb 6, 2016

Saturday Data: Urban Farm in a Box

     Agriculture is a huge business in Alabama, including the "urban farm" at the Alabama Riverfront in Downtown Montgomery.

     But now a company has developed a way to have farm fresh produce even in the most densely-populated city neighborhoods. 
     Shipping containers converted into self-contained mini-farms. The crops inside grow 365 days a year, in drought, in a freeze, in a flood.


Read the story HERE

Chickens are king in Alabama, more than a billion raised each year:

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )652,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )8,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )1,200,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )47,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )3,800
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )110,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head1,061,500,000

 [Saturday Data is a regular feature of www.timlennox.com]

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