Monthly Archives: April 2013

New TN FFA President Named

Sara Best of the Cookeville FFA Chapter was named state president of the TN FFA Association during the 85th annual convention.

4-H Congress Officers Elected

Three new officers were elected as Governor, Speaker of the Senate and Speaker of the House during the 66th TN 4-H Congress.

Greater Efficiencies at USDA

USDA’s efforts to streamline operations and tighten its budgetary belts are producing results. Rod Bain reports. 

Ag Day on the Hill

Tennessee lawmakers celebrated Ag Day on the Hill at the state capitol.

Ag Majors Increasing

Enrollment in the state’s agricultural colleges is on the increase.  Dr. Caula Beyl, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at...

Black Bear Population Increasing

State officials are expecting even more black bears in Tennessee this Spring.  TWRA’s Dan Gibbs explains.

Progress for Ag Labor Legislation

Congress continues their debate over negotiating a new immigration policy.  And agricultural labor is an important part of the negotiations.  

AFBF Farm Bill Proposal

Congress has to start all over again on writing a new farm bill. With a tighter budget it’s that much harder. The American Farm Bureau...

Cooperatively Sharing Agriculture’s Story

TENNESSEE FARMERS COOPERATIVE HEADQUARTERED IN LAVERGNE, TN, IS NOW IN ITS 67TH YEAR OF SERVICE TO ITS FARMER MEMBERS ACROSS THE STATE.  BUT THEY...

Logger Recognized by TN General Assembly

Sam & Jennifer Trott of Trott Lumber Company in Shelbyville were recognized this spring by the Tennessee General Assembly with a resolution for their...

Tax Day Reminder for Tax Reform

As most folks had to file their tax returns this week, the American Farm Bureau wants to remind law makers about changes that would...

Corn Planting Waits on Mother Nature

Tennessee corn farmers have been waiting for some time for the ground to dry enough to get this year’s crop in the ground.  

Road Safety for Farm Equipment

Caution urged for farmers and the public as farm equipment moving up and down roadways during planting season.

Stopping Animal Cruelty Quickly

Bill passes TN General Assembly that requires anyone intentionally photographing animal cruelty to hand over evidence to law enforcement authorities within 48 hours.

Immigration Reform a Big Deal for Agriculture

It has a long way to become law, but the introduction of a bipartisan immigration reform bill is a big deal for U.S. agriculture....

Lessons from the Garden

Students at Riverside Elementary in Columbia planted their own garden at school thanks to an Outdoor Garden grant from TN Ag In The Classroom....

Rising Farmland Values

The rapidly rising value of farmland has many people concerned about what will happen if those prices collapse. 

Blanket of Protection

THIS TIME OF YEAR ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT SPRING IN TENNESSEE IS POPPING UP ALL AROUND, FRESH STRAWBERRIES.  AND UNFORTUNATELY, FARMERS THAT...

TN FFA Officers

Newly elected TN FFA officers: West TN Vice President, Treasurer.

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