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June 2014

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Top News Links: Monday, June 30

Save the Family Farm: Here's How

Save the Family Farm: Here's How

Top News Links: Friday, June 27

Top News Links: Thursday, June 26

Healthy Crop of Second-Career Farmers

Healthy Crop of Second-Career Farmers

The growing demand for locally grown food has sprouted a new class of small farmer — many of them second-career farmers — who invest hard work into 50 to 100 acres and earn a living with a bumper crop of satisfaction.

Top News Links: Wednesday, June 25

Top News Links: Tuesday, June 24

Top News Links: Monday, June 23

Top News Links: Friday, June 20

Top News Links: Thursday, June 19

Career Notes, June 2014

Career Notes, June 2014

Who's moving up in Alabama business?

Flood Maps Re-engineered for Big Bucks

Flood Maps Re-engineered for Big Bucks

Condo developments across the Alabama coast are each saving millions of dollars a year in flood insurance, thanks to recently engineered revisions in FEMA flood maps.

A Bold Balance

A Bold Balance

Black Hawk Down survivor, Vetrepreneur of the Year, Huntsville small business owner Mike Durant fights to keep a balance between expansion and employee esprit.

Top News Links: Wednesday, June 18

Top News Links: Tuesday, June 17

Big Box Bartering

Big Box Bartering

Top News Links: Monday, June 16

Top News Links: Friday, June 13

Top News Links: Thursday, June 12

Movers & Shapers, June 2014

Movers & Shapers, June 2014

Spotlight on Lee and Russell Counties

Big Data on the Farm

Big Data on the Farm

Alabama farmers have been leaders in hitching information technology to productivity — a practice that dates to the mid-’90s on some farms.

Company Kudos, June 2014

Company Kudos, June 2014

Early Entry in $7 Billion Anti-Piracy Industry

Early Entry in $7 Billion Anti-Piracy Industry

Former Marine Capt. Jonathan McConnell launched his private maritime security company in the wake of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking and now covers 35 ports worldwide.

Milo's Turning Over a New Leaf

Milo's Turning Over a New Leaf

Top News Links: Wednesday, June 11

Top News Links: Tuesday, June 10

Alabama Insider Trades, June 2014

Stock transactions by insiders of Alabama's public companies

Spotlight on Lee and Russell Counties

Spotlight on Lee and Russell Counties

Pigs in Space: Cleaning the Celestial Junkyard

Pigs in Space: Cleaning the Celestial Junkyard

Top News Links: Monday, June 9

Billy Norrell Takes Helm of AGC

Billy Norrell Takes Helm of AGC

A stint in Washington, D.C. opened Billy Norrell’s eyes to the needs of industries. That knowledge will prove vital as he takes on the role of CEO of the Associated General Contractors, Alabama chapter.

Henry Hagood Remembered

Henry Hagood Remembered

Over a career of almost 45 years, Hagood used his honesty and financial acumen to grow Alabama’s AGC

Top News Links: Friday, June 6

Farming for the Health Buyer

Farming for the Health Buyer

After decades of farming the traditional way, Randall Hastings changed methods to grow for a different customer — a clientele fueling a three-fold increase in sales in the U.S. in the last decade.

Top News Links: Thursday, June 5

Sea Battle

Sea Battle

Sniping by critics of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program became a barrage in February. The target is a mainstay of coastal Alabama’s largest manufacturing employer, Austal USA. Outcomes may be decided by July 21.

Top News Links: Wednesday, June 4

National Flood Insurance Back at Busted

National Flood Insurance Back at Busted

500 to 1,000 percent rate hikes promised to keep National Flood Insurance afloat. But an abort by Congress spared coastal property owners, spiked taxpayers and put the federal flood program back at busted.

Alabama's Largest Commercial Insurance Firms

Ranked on 2013 Policy Volume

Leave it to Rivet

Leave it to Rivet

Top News Links: Tuesday, June 3

Top News Links: Monday, June 2

Farmers Brought to their Census

Farmers Brought to their Census

Agricultural Agents of Change Coming to Mobile

Agricultural Agents of Change Coming to Mobile

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