Tennessee Agriculture News
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens. Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards.
Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation praises President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture. “Gov. Perdue has a lifetime background in agriculture, having grown up on a farm. He has a degree as a veterinarian and has owned many agribusinesses. I think it is encouraging to know we will have someone leading USDA who understands the concerns of the agriculture community,” said Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken.