Monthly Archives: July 2015

YF&R Program Builds Leaders

TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU’S YOUNG FARMERS AND RANCHERS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CREATING LEADERS FOR THE PAST 71 YEARS AND THOSE INVOLVED ARE PROUD TO BE...

Flood Waters for West TN Farmers

WEST TN FARMERS ARE FACING FLOOD WATERS ONCE AGAIN ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI, OBION AND FORKED DEER RIVERS.

2015 Summer Cookout Prices Down

The American Farm Bureau’s annual Summer Cookout survey showed a slight overall decline in price of the items in the survey.

Anti-GMO Activists Reverses Position

AFTER YEARS OF BEING ONE OF THE LEAD ACTIVIST IN THE ANTI GMO CAMPAIGN, MARK LYNAS, THE BRITISH ENVIRONMENTALIST SAYS SCIENCE REVERSED HIS LONG-HELD...

From Field to Field

FORMER NFL STAR CENTER JASON BROWN IS NOW A STAR FARMER.  IN 2012 HE TRADED IN HIS CLETES AND A $37 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT...

West TN Farmers Still Flooding

IT HAS BEEN AN UNUSUAL YEAR FOR GROWING CROPS SO FAR IN 2015 AND WEST TENNESSEE FARMERS ARE FACING FLOODING IN JULY FROM THE...

Kids Grow With Expo

THE 44TH ANNUAL TENNESSEE JUNIOR LIVESTOCK EXPOSISTION BEEF EVENTS WERE HELD THIS WEEK IN MURFREESBORO, TN.

Family Tradition

HAYLEE FERGUSON OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY RECENTLY EXHIBITED CATTLE AT THE 2015 TENNESSEE JUNIOR BEEF EXPO IN MURFREESBORO. FERGUSON HAS A STRONG PASSION FOR SHOWING...

AITC Summer Workshops

TN’S AG IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM HELPED ORGANIZE SEVERAL WORKSHOPS ACROSS THE STATE THIS SUMMER TO HELP TEACHERS INCORPORATE THE PROGRAM INTO THEIR CLASSROOMS.

The Challenges for Young Farmers

THE TENN. FARM BUREAU SPONSORS A YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHER PROGRAM THAT’S MADE UP OF YOUNG FARMERS ACROSS THE STATE BETWEEN THE AGES OF...

Fed & State Officials Prepare for Bird Flu

IF BIRD FLU RETURNS THIS FALL AND HITS YOUR POULTRY HOUSE, THERE ARE PLANS TO HELP.

Junior Sheep Expo

THE TENNESSEE JUNIOR LIVESTOCK EXPO SHEEP EVENTS WERE HELD LAST WEEK IN COOKEVILLE, TN ON THE CAMPUS OF TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY. 

Water Rights

FORTUNATLEY THIS SUMMER, TENN. FARMERS HAVE NOT HAD TO IRRIGATE THEIR CROPS AS MUCH AS THEY HAVE IN PAST YEARS.  BUT THERE ARE STILL...

Ag View From Washington Reporter

CBS NEWS CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT MAJOR GARRETT DISCUSSES AG ISSUES.

Black Vultures

TN’S 4TH DIST CONGRESSMAN DR. SCOTT DESJARLAIS TOOK ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO BRING UP THE PROBLEMS THAT LIVESTOCK FARMERS ARE HAVING WITH BLACK VULTURES TO THE...

Safe and Accurate

THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVED PASSAGE OF THE SAFE AND ACCURATE FOOD LABELING ACT OF 2015 BY AN OVERWHELMINGLY BI-PARTSIAN SUPPORT.

El Nino Impact on Weather

WEATHER FORECASTERS CAN NORMALLY TELL US FAIRLY CONFIDENTLY WHAT AN EL NINO WILL BRING US, BUT THIS IS NOT A  NORMAL YEAR.

Montgomery County’s Jay Head Young Farmer of the Year

JAY HEAD OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS BEEN NAMED THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU’S YF&R ACHIEVEMENT WINNER FOR 2015.

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