Yearly Archives: 2011

Tour Cotton with the UT Institute of Agriculture

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/08-CottonTour.html

2011 Row Crop Production Prospects Encouraging Despite Many Challenges

Tennessee farmers look forward to a much improved production year in 2011 over the previous weather-reduced one. When combines roll into the fields this...

Haslams Support Pick Tennessee Products

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam honored Tennessee farmers and farm products Wednesday night, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pick Tennessee...

Bragging and Braying Is Determined By The Length Of The Ears

Mark Twain is one individual whose writings and quotes I have always enjoyed, beginning at an early age. After all these years that his...

Belt Tightening And Flying

We just witnessed a major discussion over our country's debt problems and it really put all of us in a time of concern that...

Political Debates Need White Enamel Drinking Dipper Experience

'I owe all of my success to a white, enamel drinking dipper with a red ring around the edge.' - Pettus L. Read, December...

Tennessee 4-H Youth Collect School Supplies for Victims of Spring Floods

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/07-RoundupService.html

Agriculture Under Secretary Sherman Holds White House Rural Roundtable with Tennessee...

http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USDAOC-c73e0

Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT) Seeking Executive Director

Tennessee farmers care.  We care for our animals and we care for the land that supports our agricultural endeavors. Our dedication and stewardship consistently...

Showers Provide Some Relief; More Rain is Needed in Most Areas

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw072511.pdf

Weakley County’s Ben and Jennifer Moore Win State Young Farmer Honors

Dresden farm couple Ben and Jennifer Moore were named Tennessee Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award winners during special ceremonies held Saturday...

Sputnik Catches Farm Boy’s Interest

On a particularly cool, crisp fall late afternoon of 1957, my father, brother, grandfather and myself were walking from the dairy barn as we...

It Has Been So Hot”¦

For the last couple of weeks, the weather has been the perfect source for a continuous supply of those "it has been so hot...

Record Wheat Yields a Pleasant Surprise for Tennessee Farmers

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/pr071111.pdf

Scattered Showers Provided Some Much Needed Rain

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw071111.pdf

TDA Urges Livestock & Pet Owners to Take Heat Precautions

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is urging livestock and pet owners to take precautions during this period of hot temperatures and high humidity. The...

Plenty More To Do This Summer

After a great July 4 holiday break, I was driving to work one morning when I passed a school that had a notice on...

Conservation Reserve Program – Early Out

CRP "“ Early Out Policy Development May 2011 Issue: The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was created as part of the 1985 Farm Bill to...

John Adams Predicted We Would Have Fireworks

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,...

The 2011 Planting Season is about Wrapped-up

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/pr063011.pdf

Good Weather Continues for Tennessee’s Crops

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw062711.pdf

Haslam Announces Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties

http://news.tn.gov/node/7399

USDA Continues Efforts to Inform Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers...

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/STELPRD4010746.html

Haslam Announces Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties

Haslam Announces Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties 29 adjoining counties also eligible NASHVILLE "“ Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom...

Gov. Haslam Declares July Beef Month

  Well, it's official! Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed July as Beef Month in Tennessee and encourages all citizens to join him in this...

Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie Visit LA (Lower Alabama)

Over the last few weeks in Tennessee, unusual heat has been a major discussion topic around every country store, church meeting and over at...

Put Down The Calculator And Step Away From The Meat Counter

Okay, the average cost of 16 basic grocery items, that you buy at your local supermarket, increased by $2.10 over last quarter's cost during...

Haslam Requests Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties

http://news.tn.gov/node/7328

Haslam Requests Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam  recently requested a secretarial designation of natural disaster for agriculture in 15 counties as a result of severe storms and...

I Helped Pay For My Growing Up

In a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture news release, reporting the information from it's annual report, it states that a middle-income family with a...

Weather Changes Course for Farmers

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw060511.pdf

Tennessee’s Weather-Impacted Wheat Crop Projections Released

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/pr060911.pdf

A Child Born In 2010 Will Cost $226,920 To Raise According...

The Department of Agriculture today released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, finding that a middle-income family with a child born in...

Weather Challenges Reflected in Latest USDA Crop Report

 A challenging weather year for farmers and ranchers all across the country is clearly reflected in  a recent  crop report released by the...

It Only Takes 50 Licks To Celebrate

This year's Tennessee legislature debated a long list of subjects from handguns to honey bees, but none of them was as "refreshing" as the...