Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Good Time to be in Agriculture

Secretary of AgricultureTom Vilsak says agriculture is one of the brightest spots of our economy and encourages young people to consider a career in...

It’s a FACCT

The Farm Animal Care Coaltion of Tennessee (FACCT) is working to share the positive story about the importance of animal agriculture in Tennessee.

Hoping for more Bipartisianship

After this year’s elections, TFBF President Lacy Upchurch is hopeful that President Obama and Congress can work better together to address the needs of...

Slight Increase for Thanksgiving Dinner

The American Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving Meal survey shows only a 1 percent increase from last year for a feast for 10.

River Exports

Members of the American Farm Bureau’s Trade Advisory committee recently toured parts of the Mississippi River and the Panama Canal to better understand the...

Storing, Maintaining Disaster Kits

Keeping a disaster kit available for everyone in your family is critical.  Here’s tips on storing and maintaing those emergency kits.

Land Judging

FFA and 4-H members participated in their annual State Land Judging contest at the Highland Rim Research and Education Center in Springfield.

President, Congress hope to Work Together

President Obama held his first news conference since the election and mention the importance of agriculture and working together.  

Focus on Lame Duck Session

Lots of issues important to agriculture need to be addressed during the lame duck session of Congress before the end of the year.

Holiday Food Safety

Food safety experts this time of year get a wide range of questions on how to safely prepare and handle that holiday meal.

PNTR for Russia One Step Closer

Making trade with Russia easier could be a nice boost for the U.S. economy. According to American Farm Bureau Trade Specialist Dave Salmonsen, that’s...

Thankful Farmers

Tennessee farmers have had a challenging year on the farm, but most are thankful it wasn’t any worse.

Safety tips for Holiday Lighting

As technology has advanced, so has the energy efficiency and overall safety of Christmas and holiday lighting displays.

Consumer Food Prices Maybe Trending Up

Drought and rising farm product prices may be starting to affect what consumers pay for food.

Ag in the Classroom

The Ag in the Classroom program has been helping Tennessee school children better understand the importance of agriculture for nearly 30 years.

Wrapping Up Harvest

Harvest of Tennessee’s major row crops is winding down fast as producers faced another challenging weather year.

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