Monthly Archives: August 2013

White House Report on Immigration Reform

The White House has just released a new report on immigration reform.  USDA’s Gary Crawford explains.  

Mother Nature Providing Irrigation This Season

HERE IN TENN. WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE SOME OF THE BEST FARMERS IN THE COUNTRY, AND THIS YEAR, AT LEAST FOR NOW, A  REALLY...

“Farm Watch” Program Targets Ag Crimes

ALL ACROSS THE RURAL AREAS OF TENNESSEE, THERE CONTINUES TO BE CONCERNS OVER AGRICULTURAL CRIME.  BUT DYER COUNTY SHERIFF JEFF BOX AND THE COUNTY...

Rain Hurting Tomato Growers

PRODUCE FARMERS SAY THIS SPRING AND SUMMER’S CONSTANT WET WEATHER PATTERN HAS BEEN QUITE A CHALLENGE TO GET THEIR TOMATOES PLANTED AND NOW ITS...

The Truth about Food Prices

Retail food prices are rising, but at a much slower pace than expected

Beef Cattle Numbers Decline

Dr. Andrew Griffith of the University of Tenn. talks about the declining inventory numbers for cattle and calves.

Reducing Food Waste

There are several ways consumers at home can reduce the amount of food that is thrown out and wasted.

Many Groups Pushing Immigration Reform

Groups that are often on opposite sides of the political battlefield are teaming up for immigration reform.

Farmers and Wildlife

CHUCK YOEST IS THE BIG GAME COORDINATOR FOR THE TN WILDLIFE RESOURCES AGENCY AND HE’S ALSO A MEMBER OF THE HATCHER FAMILY DAIRY FARM...

Wet Weather Continues

USUALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR MOST FARMERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LACK OF RAIN.  NOT THE CASE THIS YEAR.

New Assistant Dean at UT

NEW ASSISTANT DEAN FOR UT EXTENSION DR. LAURA STEPHENSON IS HEADING UP THE FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES UNIT.

SCORE

JAMIE WOODSON TALKS ABOUT SCORE: STATE COLLABORATIVE ON REFORMING EDUCATION.

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.

‘Music City Miracle’ Call Transcends Sports

Tenn. Titan’s play-by-play announcer Mike Keith spoke to Tenn. Young Farmers & Ranchers attending their annual TN Young Leaders Conference in Franklin.

Hoping for a Strong Finish

TN ROW CROP FARMERS ARE HEADING IN TO THE HOMESTRETCH OF THE GROWING SEASON HOPING A FOR A STRONG FINISH WITH HARVEST JUST DAYS...

Bringing the Heat

THE HEAT IS FINALY HERE FOR THE SUMMER AND THAT’S BEEN THE MONTH LONG CAMPAIGN SLOGAN FOR FARMERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND HERE IN...

TWRA and Wildlife Problems

If you have wild animal problems on your farm contact the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for help.

Cotton Crop Needs Heat

ALL THE WET WEATHER AND COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES HAS COTTON PRODUCERS CONCERNED OVER THE CONDITION OF THE CROP HEADING TOWARDS HARVEST.

Winter Predictions

Farmers’ Almanac winter weather forecast calling for ‘Chilly and wet’ for Tennessee, ‘shivery’ conditions for most of nation.

Business Leaders Push for Immigration Reform

Tennessee business leaders took part in a special roundtable discussion to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigrtion reform.  

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