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ALABAMA

FARMS & FARMERS
Alabama: approximate land area of 32,412,281 acres. 
Farmland is 9,033,537 acres or 27.9% of total land.
Organic agriculture accounts for about 305 acres.
Number of Farms: 48,753 
Principle Farm Operators:
     Men: 42,309   Women: 6,444
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]}

POPULATION & HUNGER
Alabama has a total population of: 4,802,740 
Urban population: 3,438,547
Rural population: 1,364,193 
Food insecure households*: 18.2% 
Households with very low food security*: 7.1%
*Food insecurity - Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
Very low food security - At times during the year, eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and food intake reduced because the household lacked money and other resources for food.
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov )
(Population & Food Security data: 2011)

The state nut of Alabama is the Pecan (designated in 1982).

The state game bird of Alabama is the wild turkey. Alabama has one of the largest per acre populations of wild turkeys of any state.

The official state freshwater fish of Alabama is the Largemouth Bass (1975).  The official state saltwater fish is the Fighting Tarpon.

The official state fruit of Alabama is the Blackberry (2004). The official state Tree Fruit is the Peach (1949).
 

 

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