Monthly Archives: February 2015

Impact of Poultry to Tennessee Economy

TENN’S POULTRY INTEREST IS STRONG.  FROM THE FAMILY FARM TO THE PRIMARY BREEDERS,THE ECONOMIC IMPACT IS STAGGERING.

White Angus for Hotter Climates

VANDERBILT PROFESSOR DR. JAMES WEST HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTING RESEARCH ON HUMAN DISEASES, AND HE’S ALSO BEEN A PART OF A RESEARCH TEAM THAT’S...

Beef Numbers Turning the Corner

There are finally at least some indications beef cattle producers are planning to expand the herd. 

UAV Opportunities to Ag Flying Higher

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES CONTINUE TO SPARK INTEREST IN THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF WHAT’S BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF THE BEST INDUSTRIES SUITED FOR THE TECHNOLOGY.  

Farm Bill is One Year Old This Week

THE FARM BILL IS ONE YEAR OLD THIS WEEK AND THE AG DEPARTMENT IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE IT’S HELPING FARMERS AND ALL AMERICANS.

Houston Elected Chair of Federation of Beef Councils

SWEETWATER’S JENNIFER HOUSTON WAS ELECTED AS FEDERATION CHAIRMAN DURING THE NATIONAL CATTLEMEN’S BEEF ASSOCIATION CONVENTION IN SAN ANTONIO

Representing Rural Interest

TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS ARE BACK ON CAPITOL HILL FOR THE 109TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.  AND ONE OF THOSE NEW MEMBERS OF THE STATE SENATE IS PAUL...

Tips to Minimize Taxes

How can you minimize the amount you may pay on your income tax? Rod Bain reports. 

EPA’s Water of the U.S. Rule Still Generating Controversy

At a Congressional hearing the Agriculture Secretary was repeatedly asked about a proposal that didn’t even come from his department. 

Advancing Ag Tech Through UAV’s

The technology and cost of unmanned aerial vehicles means more farmers are using this equipment in precision agriculture pursuits.

Extreme Livestock Care

JUST LIKE THE REST OF US, TENN. LIVESTOCK FARMERS ARE BATTLING THE WINTER ELEMENTS, BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS THEY’RE TRYING TO CARE FOR THEIR...

Preparing Homes for Extreme Cold

ANOTHER COLD BLAST OF ARTIC AIR IS ON THE WAY, AND HOMEOWNERS SHOULD BE PREPARING TO PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY AND REDUCE THE NEED FOR MORE...

FUSION Conference

More than 1,300 American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers members were registered to attend the inaugural Fusion Conference in Nashville this past weekend. 

Farmer Elected to Chair Fish and Wildlife Commission

FENTRESS COUNTY FARMER JIM BLEDSOE HAS BEEN SELECTED AS CHAIRMAN FOR THE TENN. FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION FOR 2015-16.

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