Monthly Archives: December 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner

Tennessee farmers are thankful for their jobs at producing the food we enjoy at Thanksgiving.

Farmers Thankful for Water Resources Bill Progress

WHILE FARMERS ARE STILL HOPING FOR FARM BILL TO GO THROUGH, THEY’RE ALSO HOPING CONGRESS CAN MOVE FORWARD ON WATER RESOURCES LEGISLATION.

12 Days of Pick TN Products

THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS USING ITS PICK TENNESSEE PRODUCTS PROGRAM TO GIVE AWAY TENNESSEE PRODUCTS FOR TWELVE DAYS ON FACEBOOK. 

The Season for Shopping Around

If you didn’t do much of your holiday shopping on Thanksgiving weekend, you may actually end up getting bigger bargains. 

The Future of Ag

DR. DAVID KOHL, PROFESSOR EMERITUS FROM THE DEPT OF AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS AT VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF AG DURING THE TENNESSEE AG...

The Perfect Christmas

ONE OF THE HARDEST DECISIONS TO MAKE AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR IS EXACTLY WHAT GIFT TO GET THOSE SPECIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE...

Tenn. Farm Bureau Convention

FARM LEADERS FROM ALL ACROSS THE STATE HAVE GATHERED FOR THEIR 92ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU FEDERATION THIS WEEK IN FRANKLIN.

Tenn. Farm Bureau Convention

FARM BUREAU LEADERS ADOPT POLICY THAT WILL GUIDE THE FARM ORGANIZATION IN THE COMING YEAR.  

Dairy Producer Heads Up Young Farmers

OVERTON COUNTY DAIRY FARMER JOE SMITH WAS SELECTED BY HIS PEERS TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN FOR THE COMING YEAR FOR THE TFBF YOUNG FARMERS...

Christmas Tree Farming Not that Easy

Many people think running a Christmas tree farm is an easy way to farm. Most tree farmers would disagree….strongly. 

Beef Production Decrease, Pork Production Increase for 2014

Cattle producers will see another spike in prices next year as the herd shrinks and beef production declines while pork proucers are on tractk...

Harvest Continues

FAYETTE COUNTY FARMER JOHN PATTAT IS NOT ALONE THIS LATE IN THE SEASON AS HE AND OTHER FARMERS ARE TRYING TO FINISH UP HARVEST...

Ag Education Facelift

AGRICULTURE EDUCATION ACROSS TENNESSEE IS GETTING A FACELIFT IN THE FORM OF A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THEIR CURRICULUM AND IDENTIFYING GROWTH TRENDS AND SKILL...

The Gift of Gardening

If you need some last minute gifts for the gardener on your list, this report from Gary Crawford may help you. 

Winter Forecast

THE WEATHER JUST KEEPS CHANGING AND USDA’S NEW WINTER FORECAST IS NOT GOING TO PLEASE ALL FARMERS.

A Plan for Growing Ag and Forestry

Over the past year, Tennessee’s top agricultural leaders have put together a 10-year strategic plan for agriculture and recently presented it to Gov. Haslam....

Christmas on the Farm

A special day for us all – to many farm families around the state today, it is truly a special day as they celebrate...

The Year in TN Ag

Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson reflects back on agriculture in 2013.

The Changing of the Seasons

When do spring, summer, fall and winter really begin? How do you settle the debate over which is the official first day of winter?...

Busy December for Trade Negotiations

While many have been focused on shopping and Christmas preparations this month, December has also been a busy month for trade negotiations. AFBF’s Johnna...

New exhibit at the Smithsonian Showcases Agriculture

An upcoming Smithsonian exhibit hopes to present the influence of farming on our nations history and economic growth. USDA’s Rod Bain has the story.

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