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Research strong basis for new irrigation tax credit legislation in Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A bill the Alabama Legislature approved in May to provide tax incentives to farmers who adopt irrigation technology is expected ultimately to increase crop yields and quality, boost farm income, energize the state’s economy and create jobs, Auburn University research has indicated.

The Agricultural Irrigation Systems Tax Credit legislation that Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed into law May 14 was sponsored by House Agriculture and Forestry Committee Chairman Chad Fincher, R-Semmes, with Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee Chairman Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, putting forth a companion bill in the Senate.

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Alabama Legislature commends Auburn University for cyber security innovation

AUBURN – The Alabama Legislature recently passed a resolution commending Auburn University for its innovation in cyber security technology, research and education.

The resolution recognizes cyber security as a rapidly expanding field that represents economic development opportunities as well as challenges posed by potential threats from electronic attacks to government, business and industry.

“The defense and homeland security communities, law enforcement, financial institutions and many others face new cyber challenges every day,” said Rodney Robertson, director of Auburn’s Huntsville Research Center. “We’re eager to help analyze and guard against threats, protect sensitive data and increase productivity.”

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