Monthly Archives: October 2014

Preparing for the Cold Now

If you want to save money on your heating bills this winter, have your home heating system checked out now. 

Another Big Harvest

FARMERS ALL ACROSS TN ARE ENJOYING SOME OF THEIR BEST YIELDS EVER IN CORN PRODUCTION.  

TN Beef Alliance Showing its Worth

BEEF PRICES FOR FARMERS CONTINUE AT THEIR RECORD LEVELS AND THAT MEANS EVEN MORE OF A PREMIUM FOR THOSE THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE TENN....

A Good Year for Pumpkins

U.S. FARMERS HAVE HAD A REALLY GOOD YEAR GROWING PUMPKINS IN TENNESSEE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY.  GARY CRAWFORD TELLS US MORE.

Burley Tobacco Growers Have a Good Crop

SMITH COUNTY TOBACCO GROWER KYLE OWEN SAYS THIS YEAR’S BURLEY CROP IS ONE OF HIS BEST IN YEARS.  

Income Forecast for Farmers

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

War on Weeds Starts in the Fall

Now is the time for you to launch an attack against weeds in your lawn. An expert says don’t wait until spring. 

Tennessee FFA Wants Regional Advisors

TENNESSEE FFA IS SEEING A DECLINE IN MEMBERSHIP AND AG TEACHERS ARE SPEAKING UP ABOUT THE NEED TO BRING BACK REGIONAL CONSULTANTS.  

Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

. GLENN CUNNINGHAM FROM SHELBY COUNTY TENNESSEE WAS NAMED TO THE TOP TEN IN THE RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE OUT OF MORE THAN 200 APPLICANTS...

Ag Leadership Forum

FOR THE THIRD YEAR, FARM CREDIT OF MID AMERICA HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER MANY OF THE LEADERS IN TENNESSEE AGRICULTURE FOR A LEADERSHIP FORUM IN...

U.S. Senate Forum

U.S. SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER AND HIS DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER GORDON BALL PARTICIPATED IN THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU’S U.S. SENATE FORUM AT TN TECH UNIVERSITY.

Harvest Back On

FARMERS ALL ACROSS TENN ARE ONCE AGAIN BACK IN FULL SWING WITH HARVEST OF THEIR ROW CROPS AFTER ABOUT TWO WEEKS OF  CONSTANT RAINS.  

The Buzz around Honey Bees

THERE’S NOT ONLY AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF BEEKEEPERS ACROSS TENNESSEE, BUT THE AWARENESS OF THE HEALTH CONCERNS AND THE IMPACT WITHOUT BEES...

Could Be Tough Choices for Ag Cuts

TN’S COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE JULIUS JOHNSON TALKING ABOUT PROPOSED CUTS THAT COULD COME NEXT YEAR AS GOV. BILL HASLAM HAS ASKED ALL STATE GOVT...

Farm Bureau Providing Farmers with Resource to Talk Biotech

WITH THE MANY QUESTIONS AND MYTHS SURROUNDING BIOTECH IN AGRICULUTRE, THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU HAS DEVELOPED AN ONLINE RESOURCE TO PROVIDE FACTS ON GENETICALLY...

Signs of Stress Farmers Should Watch For

IF YOU ARE WORKING THE HARVEST, YOU MAY FIND IT STRESSFUL, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE BEHIND SCHEDULE AND WORKING A NARROW WEATHER WINDOW.

Pork Production Could Surpass Beef Production In 2015

Nationwide, pork production is poised to surpass beef production next year as ranchers try to rebuild their herds from the lowest levels since the...

Young Farmer Gets His Tractor

MARK AND CINDY KLEPPER WERE NAMED TENNESSEE’S YOUNG FARMERS OF THE YEAR BACK IN JULY AT THE YF7R SUMMER CONFERENCE AND ONE OF THEIR...

Go All Out at National FFA Convention

Go All Out is the Theme of the 87th National FFA Convention and more than 60,000 FFA members will descend on Louisville, Kentucky for...

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