Monthly Archives: August 2015

Farm and Forest

WHEN ALABAMA FARM BOY NICK PATTERSON ARRIVED IN CLAY COUNTY A  FEW YEARS AGO TO START HIS VETERINARY PRACTICE, HE WASN’T THINKING MUCH ABOUT...

Discovery Park

TENNESSEE HAS RECENTLY OPENED UP A ONE-OF-A-KIND PARK IN UNION CITY THAT HAS A DRAW FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY.

Future Farming

YOUNG FARMERS AND RANCHERS ARE THE BACKBONE OF OUR ORGANIZATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY. MANY YOUNG FARMERS GOT THEIR START MANY...

Technology Progressed Agriculture

IT HAS BECOME EVIDENT THAT FARMERS RELY ON THE INNOVATION OF TECHNOLOGY. THESE YOUNG FARMER’S SHARE WITH US HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS IMPACTED THEIR OPERATIONS. 

Beef Cycle Finally Turning to Expansion

AFTER ALMOST A DECADE OF SEEING THE U.S. BEEF CATTLE HERD SHRINKING, THERE IS FINALLY A CHANGE IN DIRECTION.  GARY CRAWFORD HAS MORE.

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...

EPA Rule-making Process in Question

A cache of internal memos that federal regulators intended to keep private reveals a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters...

Top Dollar for Top Cattle

LAWRENCE COUNTY CATTLE PRODUCER KENNY SPRINGER RECENTLY SOLD HIS FIRST CALVES THROUGH THE TENNESSEE BEEF ALLIANCE, A PROGRAM THAT STARTED WELL OVER A DECADE AGO...

Major Crop Report Out This Week

HOW BIG WILL THIS SEASON’S HARVESTS BE AND HOW STRONG WILL DEMAND BE FOR THOSE CROPS?  USDA’S CROP REPORT WILL GIVE A BETTER IDEA.

The Race is On

DON VILWOCK, THE INDIANA FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT, IS SEEKING TO BECOME THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION.

75th Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference

TN FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT LACY UPCHURCH SAYS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PRESIDENTS CONFERENCE WAS HELD THIS WEEK IN FRANKLIN, AS FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ALL ACROSS...

Standing Up for her Farmers

6TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN DIANNE BLACK SAYS ITS IMPORTANT TO HEAR FROM AND MEET WITH FARMERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR ISSUES.

Getting to KNOW GMO

ROB SAIK IS THE CEO OF THE AGRI TREND GROUP OF COMPANIES AND A PROFESSIONAL AGROLOGIST AND A CERTIFIED AGRICUTURAL CONSULTANT AND FOR MORE...

August Crop Report

WITH NEW SURVEY AND OBSERVATION-BASED INFORMATION, USDA REVISED SPRING CROP PRODUCTION ESTIMATES IN ITS AUGUST REPORTS.

Protecting the Flock

TN COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE JULIUS JOHNSON THAT AVIAN INFLUENZA HAS BEEN THE MOST COSTLY ANIMAL HEALTH DISASTERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.  STATE OFFICIALS ARE CONTINUING TO...

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...

AG Launch

THE TN DEPT OF AGRICULTURE AND USDA’S RURAL DEVELOPMENT HAVE COMBINED RESOURCES TO PROVIDE SOME $220,000 SEED MONEY TO HELP FUND AGRI-TECH INNOVATION AND...

Wet and Very Chilly

FARMERS ALMANAC EDITOR PETER GEIGER SHARING THE WINTER PREDICITIONS OF THE 2016 EDITION OF THIS STORIED PUBLICATION.

Commodity Market Reaction to Global Selloff

  THE GLOBAL MARKET ROLLERCOASTER CONTINUES BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR AGRICULTURE?  

Cattle Talk Down Under

NIGEL SIMMONS AND A GROUP OF AUSSIE CATTLE PRODUCERS THAT ARE PART OF GENETICS AUSTRAILA ARE TRAVELING THIS SUMMER IN AMERICA AND THEY MADE...

Rural Roots Leads to Business Success

FINAL FLIGHT OUTFITTERS OF UNION CITY HAS BEEN NAMED TENNESSEE’S FAMILY OWNED SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AND THAT SUCCESS COMES FROM THE FARM.

Farm Computer Use Growing Steadily

FARMERS’ USE OF COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET IS GROWING STEADILY, BUT STILL LAGS BEHIND THE GENERAL POPULATION.

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