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Yearly Archives: 2013

Lawyer And Farmer Debate Cow

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to travel this great state and visit our rural areas. One of my favorite stops is...

AFBF Advocates for Port Expansion Projects

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news&year=2013&file=nr0924.html

Strategic Plan for Ag

Tennessee ag leaders are working on a strategic plan for the state’s ag and forestry industry.

Strategic Plan for Ag

Tennessee ag leaders are working on a strategic plan for the state’s ag and forestry industry.

Strategic Plan for Ag

Tennessee ag leaders are working on a strategic plan for the state’s ag and forestry industry.

Strategic Plan for Ag

Tennessee ag leaders are working on a strategic plan for the state’s ag and forestry industry.

Hang-Ups On The Clothesline

It is sure amazing how things have changed around the old homestead these days. We have all gone to looking for ways to save...

Best Field Trip of the Year

The Grundy County Farm Bureau Women hosted “Farm Day” for the county’s third graders.

A Prize Tractor

Rutherford County’s Brandon and Katherine Whitt were awarded one of their top prizes recently for being named the 2013 TN Farm Bureau Young Farmers...

New Facilities at UT

The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is opening three new facilities.

USDA Reduces Farm Income Forecast

Farm income may still be high this year, but it may not be as high as some had expected

Push 1 If You Wish To Punch Someone Out

During the recent rainy season we all have experienced lately, my phone landline service developed a leak, causing me to lose contact with the...

Dress Up “Summer” Produce for Fall

http://news.tn.gov/node/11334

AFBF Endorses House Waterways Bill

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news&year=2013&file=nr0913.html

Grand opening of farm animal and equine hospitals scheduled

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

Ag Day 2013 promises new venue, new take on UT Institute...

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-09-AgDay.aspx

UT schedules Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo for Oct. 10

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-09-NETNBeefExpo.aspx

Legislative Showmanship

STATE REPRESENTATIVE RON TRAVIS OF DAYTON WAS NAMED THE GRAND CHAMPION OF THIS YEAR’S LEGISLATIVE SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION AT THE STATE FAIR.  HE BEAT OUT...

National Groundwater Protection Day

They say we often don’t appreciate something until it’s gone. That’s certainly the case with clean water. Cliff Trey ens of the National Ground...

Deadline for all Employers

Do you hire workers? Doesn’t matter if they’re seasonal, part-time, or full-time, you have some obligations under the Affordable Care Act. American Farm Bureau’s Johnna...

Fincher Hoping to Bridge Gap

REP. STEVEN FINCHER, THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN FROM FROG JUMP, SAYS AS A FARMER HIMSELF, HE’S BEEN FRUSTRTATED BY THE POLITICAL POSTURING IN WASHINGTON THAT...

Baucus, Camp Hold Kitchen Table Conversation at Family Farm in Memphis

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) met recently with family farmers and local...

If The Elastic Is Good, No Reason To Buy New Ones

While walking through one of our fine shopping malls last weekend, I made some interesting observations on what has become of America, along with...

Racing against first Freeze

U.S. rowcrop farmers are hoping to get their crops out before the first freeze hits.  USDA radio.

Sen. Alexander meets with Farmers

Sen. Lamar Alexander met with area farmers in Northwest Tennessee to discuss ag issues in Congress.

New Dean of Ag at UT Martin

UT Martin’s new Dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences is Todd Winters.

Food Safety for Labor Day

Experts say many of us could get sick with food related illnesses this holiday weekend, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Tenn’s Women of Congress

Rep. Dianne Black and Rep. Marsha Blackburn have been hearing from farmers during the August recess.

Lively Named TDA Food and Dairy Administrator

http://news.tn.gov/node/11189

UT AgResearch to host Cotton Tour on Sept. 4

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-08-CottonTour.aspx

‘My American Farm’ Updates and Releases New Games

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news&year=2013&file=nr0823.html

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Regarding Farm...

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2013 "“ "Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 percent of the country, are frustrated with Congress. Aside from shutting down...

Following Procedure Depends On Who Has The Ball

Over in South Carolina, a few years ago, 200 catfish lost their lives. After careful investigation by local authorities and noticing that most of...

Business Leaders Push for Immigration Reform

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

Winter Predictions

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

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.

Learning From Fat Mice

The more I face change and attempt to explain it to others, the more I realize that wisdom and understanding are totally different things....

TWRA and Wildlife Problems

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

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...

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...

‘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.

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.

SCORE

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

New Assistant Dean at UT

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

The Little Kid In You Wants To Go

A couple of few years back, I expressed my feelings about how much fair season and this time of the year means to me....

Wet Weather Continues

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

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...

Many Groups Pushing Immigration Reform

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

Reducing Food Waste

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

Beef Cattle Numbers Decline

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

“YouTell Ag” Videography Contest

Designed and added in 2013, the "YouTell Ag" videography contest is designed to provide participants the opportunity to enlighten other producers and the general public...

YF&R Fall Tour

There is no better way to see YF&R friends from across the state than at the 20th Annual Fall Agriculture Tour. This year the...

Bug Takes Going Green Too Far On Ash Trees

Just as I reported way back in August of 2010, that it looked like we had made it through the summer without the usual...

2013 TN Farm Bureau Presidents Conference

The 2013 Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference is a two-day informative and interactive conference where leadership from the county level come from across the...

Labor Issue Hits Home for Peach Growers, Consumers

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news&year=2013&file=nr0806.html

Producer-oriented workshop to teach about meat cuts, proper storage and food...

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-08-CPAmeatQuality.aspx

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...

“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...

Slipping Off From Chores To Learn From The Best

The day after the Fourth of July, I spent the afternoon in our local theater watching a movie I had been waiting on for...

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...

White House Report on Immigration Reform

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

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....

Waymon Hickman receives national philanthropy award

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

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

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

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.