Monthly Archives: September 2014

Heat Finally Comes to Cotton Crop

Tennessee’s cotton farmers have been concerned for most of the summer in not having enough heat units, but the past few weeks have helped...

Picnic Safety

EXPERTS SAY IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR WEEKEND COOKOUT TO MAKE PEOPLE SICK, YOU HAVE TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SAFETY. 

Packing a Nutritious School Lunch

School lunches are becoming more nutritous and the same should be done for those packing their kids’ lunches.

Income Forecast for Farmers

If you are a farmer, there are encouraging areas when it comes to the farm income forecast for 2014.

State Fair

LET THE GOOD TIMES GROW IS THE THEME FOR THE TENNESSEE STATE FAIR THIS YEAR AND IT IS CELEBRATING MORE THAN 100 YEARS OF...

Rep. Black meets with Farm Leaders

Rep. Diane Black, TN-6th, met with area Farm Bureau leaders in Lebanon to discuss ag and rural issues during the August recess of Congress.

Farmers and Modern Technology

TDA Commissioner Julius Johnson discusses the advancements in technology and how its impacting farmers and agriculture.  

Winter Forecast

The Farmers’ Almanac has realeased its new 2015 edition and with it another cold winter forecast.  

Corn Harvest starting off Slow

Tennessee’s corn harvest is off to a slow start compared to the 5-year average, but yield prospects are looking really good for some.

Congress Stands with Farmers on Ditch the Rule

The House of Representatives voted this week in favor of H.R. 5078 the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.

Legislative Showmanship

State lawmakers competed in the annual Legislative Showmanship at the Tenn. State Fair.  

Beef still has Strong Demand

Fortunately for beef producers the dreaded and expected consumer “push-back” due to high prices has not materialized.

House Vote Sends Strong Message to Administration

A grassroots effort of farmers and ranchers helped push the U.S. House to move forward with a vote to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

TSU Opens New Biotechnology Building

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY HELD GRAND OPENING CEREMONIES FOR THREE NEW BUILDINGS, INCLUDING THE CENTERPIECE, AN 8 MILLION DOLLAR BIOTECH FACILITY.

National Farm Safety & Health Week

THOUSANDS OF FARMERS ACROSS TENN. ARE NOW RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF PERHAPS THE BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR – HARVEST SEASON.  AND SAFETY FOR...

New App to ID Weeds

. Home gardeners and farmers have a new tool to find out what kind of weed that is in your flower bed, garden or...

Broadband Access Still Critical for Rural America

There’s still a lack of coverage in many rural areas for broadband access and that’s critical for future success for farmers & ranchers.

New Conservation Program Popular

PRODUCERS ACROSS THE U.S. SEEM VERY INTERESTED IN UDSA’S NEW AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAMS, BASED ON THE APPLICATIONS FOR INITIAL SIGNUP.

Record Corn Harvest for Some

ALTHOUGH CORN HARVEST IS GOING SLOW, MOST FARMERS ARE EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE YIELDS THAT THEY ARE GETTING

The Wright Pumpkin

The Wright Pumpkin Farm in Obion County had a bumper crop this year and they offer decorating services for your home or business. 

Excellent Advocates for Agriculture

MICHAEL AND AMY SHIRLEY OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY HAVE BEEN NAMED THE TENN. FARM BUREAU’S EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE AWARD WINNERS.  

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