Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tree-Mendous Trail

FIRST LADY CRISSY HASLAM INTRODUCES NEW TREE EDUCATION PROGRAM TO STUDENTS AT TENNESSEE RESIDENCE.

Ag Leadership Classes

Young farmers and other ag professionals are taking part in agricultural leadership classes across the state.

Tornado Season

EVEN THOUGH THIS WEEK WE HAVE HAD AN OUTBREAK OF TORNADOS ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH, USDA SAYS TORNADO ACTIVITY AS A WHOLE IN 2014 SO...

Lincoln County Tornado

LINCOLN COUNTY FARMER DAVID OGLE SAYS CONSIDERING THE DEVASTATION A TORNADO LEFT BEHIND ON HIS FARM AND OTHERS IN SOUTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY, THEY’RE LUCKY TO...

Quiet Tornado Season Turns Active

EVEN THOUGH THIS WEEK WE HAVE HAD AN OUTBREAK OF TORNADOS ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH, USDA SAYS TORNADO ACTIVITY AS A WHOLE IN 2014 SO...

GMO Answers

GMO Answers, an initiative committed to creating conversations about GMOs and answering consumer questions, conducted a national survey identifying top questions about GMOs. 

Yes on 2

Gov. Haslam, Former Gov. Bredesen launch campaign to encourage voters to “Vote Yes on 2” to amend the state constitution on judiciary selection.

Spring Check-up for AC

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

Black Vulture problems for Livestock

Black vultures continue threating livestock across the state and Rep. DesJarlais looking for solutions.

Yes on 2

Gov. Haslam and former Gov. Bredesen have launched a campaign to encourage voters to vote “Yes on 2,” for how the state selects appellate...

The Buzz Around

THE SOUND AND SIGHTS MANY OF YOU ACROSS THE STATE ARE SEEING NEAR YOUR HOMES, BARNS OR GARAGES ARE CARPENTER BEES.  

Hay Calculator

The “Hay Calculator” DEVELOPED BY UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION EMPLOYEES can help producers calculate the quantity of hay necessary to feed cattle over a certain...

Farmers’ Market Season

ALWAYS THIS TIME OF YEAR, WHEN WE HOPE SPRING IS HERE FOR GOOD, THOSE DOORS TO THE LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN FOR THE SEASON.  

Final Release of 2012 Census of Ag

If you have questions about agriculture, the 2012 Census of Agriculture now has answers. 

Planting Back on Schedule

AFTER A SLUGGISH START TO CORN PLANTING, MANY TN FARMERS HAVE FINISHED UP THEIR PLANTING THIS SPRING AS ATTENTION SHIFTS TO COTTON & SOYBEANS.

Farmers Hopeful to Ditch EPA’s Proposed Rule

Farmers and ranchers across the country are sending a message to Washington to ‘Ditch the Rule’ about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the...

Secure Milk Supply Plan

A FIELD DAY DEMONSTRATION AT MTSU’S DAIRY FARM SHOWED WHAT FARMERS WOULD DO IN THE EVENT OF A HOOF AND MOUTH DISEASE OUTBREAK TO KEEP MILK SAFE.

Bee Inventory

USDA SAYS BEE LOSS OVER THE PAST WINTER WASN’T AS BAD AS PREVIOUS YEARS, BUT NOT SO IN TENNESSEE.

Hay Weather

HAY WEATHER IS FINALLY HERE AS FARMERS LOOK TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THEIR FIRST CUTTING.

Low Cattle Numbers, High Beef Prices

We could see extremely high cattle and beef prices become the new normal, at least for the next couple of years.

PTP APP For Farm Fresh

The Tenn. Dept. of Agriculture has a new Pick TN Products App ready for download.

Setting Time

Tobacco farmers are about half way through setting this year’s crop.

Grilling It Right

Grill season is here and making sure those meats are cooked to the proper temperature is really important.

Cheeseburger Up

THE COST OF ONE OF THE MAIN FOOD ITEMS ON THIS SUMMER’S GRILL IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE.  

4-H Ambassador Tour

STATE 4-H COUNCIL PRESIDENT ALEX CROCKETT OF FENTRESS COUNTY IS ONE OF THE MANY SUCCESS STORIES COMING FROM THIS IMPORTANT YOUTH ORGANIZATION.  

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