Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Voice for Annexation Laws

STATE REP. MIKE CARTER OF OOTEWAH SAYS LEGISLATION THAT HE SPONSORED THIS YEAR IN THE TENN. GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADDRESSES AN ANNEXATION ISSUE THAT ALLOWED...

Service Time for the Home AC Unit

Your home air conditioning unit may need a little work before it starts its summer job. Gary Crawford has more

Poultry Industry’s Impact

Tennessee’s poultry industry has expanded in recent years to be valued at $4.8 billion and that’s helping family farms stay on the farm.

FFA Plant Sales

AG STUDENTS AT DYER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL HAVE ONCE AGAIN GOT THEIR GREEN THUMBS GOING THIS SPRING AS THEY HAVE GROWN THOUSANDS OF PLANTS...

Favorite Field Trip: Farm Day

One of the best field trips of the year for Tennessee elementary students is when they visit a farm.

Another Challenging Planting Season

Corn planting across Tennessee has been delayed again from more wet weather, but there’s still hope of getting the crop in.

Senate to vote on Infrastructure Improvments

Do you think we’d have the biggest economy in the world if we were still using Model Ts and biplanes to get around? Well,...

Wake Up With Al

NBC’s Al Roker spent his morning on the Hatcher Family Dairy in College Grove as part of the Today Show’s ‘Wake Up With Al’...

Too Much Mulch

A landscape expert says most of us go way overboard on applying mulch around trees and shrubs.

Gov. Vetoes Livestock Protection Act

Gov. Haslam has vetoed the Livestock Protection Act; bill sponsors say they will address concerns and bring it back.

Teach the Children Well

THE SCHOOL BELL’S ARE ABOUT TO RING THE FINAL TIME FOR MANY KIDS ACROSS TENNESSEE THIS SPRING AND THEY’RE OFF FOR THE SUMMER.  BUT...

The Future of Farming

TN’S 8TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN STEVEN FINCHER, A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE IS AMONG THOSE MEMBERS WORKING TO WRITE A NEW 5-YEAR FARM...

UT Extension Value

The economic impact of the University of Tennessee Extension Service is paying off big dividends for all citizens of Tennessee.

Comparing the Senate/House Farm Bills

The American Farm Bureau compares the House and Senate Ag Committees versions of the Farm Bill.

Water Resources Development Act

The Senate is on a roll! In this case, rolling down the river by passing it’s version of the Water Resources Development Act. 

UT Gardens now State Botanical Gardens

THIS SPRING THE TENN. GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSED A BILL THAT DESIGNATES THE University of Tennessee Gardens as the official state botanical garden.

Keeping Ticks Away

Tick populations are expanding, causing more worries about Lyme disease. Gary Crawford has an expert with some tips for keeping ticks off of you.

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