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Monthly Archives: July 2013

2014 AFBF Convention heads to San Antonio

The 2014 AFBF Annual Convention will return to San Antonio, Texas January 11 "“ 16, 2014. Tennessee Farm Bureau leaders will have the choice...

Farmers Markets Overflowing

ALL ACROSS THE STATE, THOSE GARDENS ARE STARTING TO REALLY PUSH OUT THE PRODUCE. AND CONSUMERS ARE REAPING THE FRESH REWARDS. AND ITS NOTICEABLE...

Giggin Has Hoppy Ending

During the years I spent in elementary and high school, each morning was begun with the entire class bowing our heads in prayer and...

Rutherford County’s Brandon and Katherine Whitt win state young farmer honors

https://www.tnfarmbureau.org/content/rutherford-county%E2%80%99s-brandon-and-katherine-whitt-win-state-young-farmer-honors

USDA Report Shows Corn and Soybeans Hold Steady

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news&year=2013&file=nr0711b.html

Todd Named Assistant State Forester

http://news.tn.gov/node/11094

Customer service training available to agritourism operators, direct farm marketers

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-07-HospitalitySeminars.aspx

New Soybean Pest

A pest of soybeans in the deep South is rapidly on the move to other soybean areas. Gary Crawford has more.  

If You Like Peaches…

Fresh, juicy peaches. One of the most delicious things about summer. But South Carolina peach farmer Chalmers Carr explains that without the foreign workers...

2013 Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award Contest

The 12th Annual Tennessee Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award Program will be conducted this year by the Tennessee Farm Bureau and...

Rutherford County’s Brandon and Katherine Whitt win state young farmer honors

Rutherford County young farm couple Brandon and Katherine Whitt were named Tennessee Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award winners during special ceremonies...

What’s Up The Government’s Sleeve

If you have ever watched a magic act, somewhere during the performance the magician will pull a rabbit out of a hat or maybe...

Organic Tobacco

A Dickson County Young Farmer is trying something new this year, organic burley and dark tobacco.

TVA Working to Control Flood Waters

MOST EVERYONE IN TENN HAS BEEN IMPACTED IN SOMEWAY FROM ALL THE UNUSAL AMOUNT OF RAINFALL THIS YEAR.  AND TVA HAS BEEN WORKING TO...

Too Much Of A Good Thing

Who would have ever thought that come this time of the year, yards would be growing like mid-spring, gardens would have to be weeded...

Young Farmer Challenges

Tenn. Young Farmers face many challenges to stay profitable and remain on the farm.

A New Crop of Rice

ROW CROP FARMER DOUG SINGLETEARY AND HIS FAMILY AT CHILDRESS FARMS IN DYER COUNTY HAVE ADDED A NEW CROP TO THEIR OPERATION THIS YEAR.

Rain, Flood waters Impacting Farmers

AFTER LAST WEEK’S HEAVY RAINFALL EVENT IN MIDDLE AND EAST TN, FARMERS ARE STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS.  

Bees Hoping for Sunshine

IT CONTINUES TO BE A TOUGH YEAR ON BEEKEEPERS.  JUST LIKE WITH ROW CROP FARMERS,  ALL THE WET WEATHER OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF...

Time To Stop Gogglin

Cheese pie is an old dish our family has enjoyed for years and Aunt Sadie's is guaranteed to stop up every artery you have....

AFBF & 532 Groups: Bring Farm Bill Back to House Floor

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news&year=2013&file=nr0702.html

Waymon Hickman receives national philanthropy award

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-06-HickmanAward.aspx

Good Bugs?

NOT ALL INSECTS ARE BAD, Some insects help us in our daily lives in a variety of ways. USDA’S Rod Bain HAS THE STORY.

Great American Cookout

THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION IS serving up a July 4th Picnic Survey for you to devour.

What is a Farmer?

WHAT IS A FARMER IS THE QUESTION THAT WAS RECENTLY POSED TO 7TH GRADERS ACROSS THE STATE FOR THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU’S ANNUAL ESSAY...

Reach to Recovery

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program has helped BOTH MEN AND WOMEN cope with their breast cancer...

The Queen of Fruits

UT FRUIT SPECIALIST DR. DAVID LOCKWOOD SAYS TN’S PEACH CROP IS TURNING OUT VERY GOOD THIS SUMMER.  

AFBF & 532 Groups: Bring Farm Bill Back to House Floor

The American Farm Bureau Federation helped garner a group of more than 532 organizations that recently urged House leadership to bring the farm bill...

State Veterinarian Revises Wild Hog Transport Order

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently announced a revised Order by the State Veterinarian specifying conditions under which wild-appearing hogs are to be transported...