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Templeton Named Deputy Commissioner for Agriculture

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced the appointment of McNairy County mayor and lifelong farmer Jai Templeton as the agency’s deputy commissioner. 

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The Size of the Crowd Depends on the Weather

On Monday April 4, 2011, when the word was first released on the passing of the state’s 46thgovernor Ned Ray McWherter, statements were released all across the state from those who knew this man as one of Tennessee’s greatest statesmen.

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Tennessee Farm Bureau Mourns Loss of Former President

Mr. James Smith Putman, 94, retired farmer and former President of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, died Monday, January 24, 2011.

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Social Media Helps Farmers Connect With Consumers

Farmers and ranchers attending the Grassroots Engagement With Social Media issues conference at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting picked up pointers on how to effectively share their stories and connect with non-farmers.

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Vilsack: Innovation Drives the Farmer and Farm Policy

Whatever the desired end result – biofuels diversification, improved crop insurance or a farm bill that meets rural America’s needs without breaking the bank – innovation is where it starts, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told farmers and ranchers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting.

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