Bradley Byrne highlights importance of agriculture, hosts ‘Ag Matters’ Tour in Southwest Alabama

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In an effort to draw attention to the important impact agriculture has on Alabama’s economy and highlight some of the major issues facing Alabama’s farmers and foresters, 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne will host his fourth annual “Ag Matters” Tour this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday he will visit farms and timberland throughout the First Congressional District.

The “Ag Matters” Tour will kick off in Jackson on Tuesday morning. From there, Byrne will tour private timberland in Chatom, visit a garden nursery in Mobile, host a forestry roundtable in Monroeville, and tour farms in Fairhope and Atmore.

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture John McMillan, Commissioner Elect of Agriculture Rick Pate, and representatives from the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Alabama Forestry Association will join Byrne on the tour.

Some of the stops include: 

  • What: Canfor Southern Pine
    When: Tuesday, October 23rd, at 10:00 AM
    Where: 4170 Industrial Road, Jackson
  • What: Washington County Forestry Visit
    When: Tuesday, October 23rd, at 1:00 PM
    Where: 492 Ellis Jordan Sawmill Road, Chatom
  • What: Forestry Roundtable Discussion
    When: Wednesday, October 24th, at 1:00 PM
    Where: Alabama Ag Credit, 87 North Mount Pleasant Avenue, Monroeville

Byrne is documenting tour on his official Twitter account.

I’m kicking off my 4th annual tour today to highlight the vital role for agriculture and forestry on Alabama’s economy. We have stops today in Clarke, Washington, and Mobile counties. Follow along!” he posted Tuesday morning.

On the road to Clarke County right now for the first stop on my #AgMatters tour!