Monthly Archives: August 2014

Getting in the Game

7TH GENERATION FARMER JAKE CARTER OF MCDONOUGH, GA IS SERVING AS CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU’S YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHER COMMITTEE AND HE...

Energy Efficiency

If you want to apply for USDA help to pay for energy efficiency or renewable energy projects, the deadline is July 31st. 

Milan No-Till Field Day

EVERY OTHER YEAR, A FIELD DAY LIKE NO OTHER TAKES PLACE IN WEST TENNESSEE IN THE SMALL TOWN OF MILAN AND FARMERS FROM ALL...

Governor Keeping Up with State’s Farmers

GOV. BILL HASLAM ATTENDED THE MILAN NO TILL FIELD DAY AND SHARED HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WHY NO TILL AND THE AG INDUSTRY OVERALL IS IMPORTANT TO...

Modern Farming

TN COMMISSIONER OF AG JULIUS JOHNSON SAYS THE SUCCESS OF THE AG INDUSTRY IN THE FUTURE WILL BE DEPENDENT ON FARMERS EFFORTS IN ADOPTING NEW TECHNOLOGIES.

How Low Will Beef Cattle Numbers Go

Two new USDA cattle reports continue to point to a trend that has been going on for several years.

A Challenge for Entrepreneurs

FARM BUREAU MEMBERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN A RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE.  

Crop Progress

TN ROW CROP FARMERS FOR THE MOST PART HAVE HAD A PRETTY GOOD GROWING SEASON SO FAR.  OF COURSE THAT ALWAYS DEPENDS ON WHERE...

Sharing the Wild

THE TN WILDLIFE RESOURCES AGENCY SAYS THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE.

Record Prices for Cattle

AS TN CATTLE PRODUCERS TAKE THEIR CATTLE TO MARKET, THEY’RE SEEING THE HIGHEST PRICES EVER.  

Large Increase in Farmland Values

If you bought or rented farmland in the last year, you probably paid quite a bit more for it.  USDA reports.

The Need for Immigration Reform

With Congress now on August recess, farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to talk with their elected officials about current issues in agriculture, especially immigration...

SNAP Benefits at Farmer’s Markets

TENNESSEE IS ONE OF THE TOP TEN STATES FOR GROWTH IN THE NUMBER OF FARMERS MARKETS AND MORE AND MORE OF THESE MARKETS ARE...

A Strong Market for Cattle

UT LIVESTOCK ECONOMIST DR. ANDREW GRIFFITH SAYS PRICES FOR YEARLING CATTLE HAVE BASICALLY DOUBLED IN PRICE OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS.  

74th TFBF President’s Conference

Farm Bureau leaders from across the state attended the TFBF 74th Annual President’s Conference in Franklin.

All About Service in the FFA

Tenn. FFA President Kevin Robertson spreading the message of service of this premiere youth organization.

USDA Report Brings Few Surprises

The USDA August Supply and De­mand Report and Crop Production forecast gives producers a better idea of what the 2014 harvest may look like. 

Preserving Rural Tennessee

TN’S 8TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN STEPHEN FINCHER, ONE OF, IF NOT THE ONLY, FULL TIME FARMER IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SAYS PROTECTING THE...

Protecting the Farm

DYER COUNTY SHERIFF JEFF BOX, SAYS DISCUSSIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE COUNTY’S FARM WATCH PROGRAM STARTED IN DEC. OF 2012, AND SINCE THEN, IT HAS...

From Farm to Table

KNOWING THE PERSON WHO GROWS YOUR FOOD IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMMON IN TODAYS SOCIETY AND A FARMER IN GILES COUNTY HAS TAKEN...

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

CEO OF THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION MIKE INMAN SAYS THE INTEREST WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ALL THIS WEEK FOR THAT FINAL SHOW...

Farm Bureau Works to Stop EPA from Privacy Abuses

The American Farm Bureau Federation is seeking to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from releasing private data of farmers and ranchers, including those here...

Veterinary Advisory Committee at the Celebration

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has implemented an independent inspection process this year to insure horses are not being abused that show at...

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