Monthly Archives: September 2015

Let ‘Em Walk

EXCITEMENT IS STILL BUILDING IN THE TOWN OF SHELBYVILLE WHERE THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION IS BEING HELD FOR THE 77TH YEAR. 

Corn Harvest Picking Up

THE HARVEST SEASON IS DEFINITELY HERE FOR TENN FARMERS, AND THE CORN CROP IS FRONT AND CENTER.  

2015 Net Farm Income Estimates

RECENT NUMBERS PUT OUT BY USDA SHOW A DROP IN NET FARM INCOME FOR 2015.  

Farming the Sun

LAUDERDALE COUNTY ROW CROP FARMER BILL PARKER HAS PUT IN A  NEW SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM THIS YEAR TO BASICALLY POWER HIS GRAIN BIN FACILITY.  

Prices and Income

LOWER CROP PRICES AND LOWER FARM INCOMES WILL TRIGGER HIGHER THAN EXPECTED GOVERNMENT FARM PROGRAM PAYMENTS.

Ag Groups Push House to act on Transportation

A COALITION OF AGRICULTURE GROUPS INCLUDING THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU IS URGING THE U.S. HOUSE TO PASS A SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BILL.

Best Field Trip of the Year

OBION COUNTY 4TH GRADERS TOOK THEIR FAVORITE FIELD TRIP OF THE YEAR TO “FARM DAY.”

Trying to Stay Positive

RHEA COUNTY’S CLINT JEWELL AND OTHER DAIRY FARMERS RIDE A ROLLERCOASTER OF PRICES.  

State Fair Opens

THE TENN. STATE FAIR IS OFF AND RUNNING AS MANAGER SCOTT JONES SAYS THIS YEARS FAIR IS GOING TO BE SPECIAL.

Backyard Birds

WITH THE APPROACHING FALL AND WINTER, STATE OFFICIALS ARE URGING POULTRY PRODUCERS AND FOLKS THAT HAVE A JUST A FEW BACK YARD BIRDS TO...

Ham-It Up for the FFA

THE INNAUGURAL FFA HAM BREAKFAST WAS HELD DURING THE STATE FAIR AND A LOT OF MONEY WAS RAISED FOR FFA FROM TWO OF THE PRIZED...

Tennessee Valley Fair ‘Farm Day’

KIDS LEARNING ALL ABOUT THE FARM THIS WEEK AT THE TENNESSEE VALLEY FAIR IN KNOXVILLE.  IT’S FARM DAY COORDINATED BY THE UT EXTENSION SERVICE.  

Legislative Showdown

TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS BATTLE IN THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE LIVESTOCK SHOWDOWN AT THE STATE FAIR.

Labor Reform Critical for Agriculture

With more than one million undocumented farm workers, agriculture needs labor reform that provides a quality workforce. 

Sheep Popularity

THE SHEEP EVENTS AT THE STATE FAIR. AND THE NUMBERS REFLECT THE FACT THAT THERE ARE MORE FOLKS GETTING BACK INTO THE SHEEP BUSINESS.  

Farm Safety

Farm equipment-vehicle accidents have increased in recent years. But farmers can do their part to avoid these collisions by using safety tips.

Staying Alert on the Road

WHAT CAN YOU DO, AS A DRIVER, TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT WITH FARM EQUIPMENT MOVING ON THE SAME ROADWAY AS YOU?

Harvest Season in Full Throttle

THE 2015 HARVEST SEASON IS GOING STRONG NOW ALL ACROSS THE STATE AS FARMERS REAP THE REWARDS OF THEIR EFFORTS.  

Agritourism Season

WITH THE FALL SEASON, IT’S TIME TO VISIT THE FARM.  AND FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE OTHER, THERE ARE MANY, MANY...

Excellence in Ag

JIMMY AND LYDIA MCALISTER OF GREENE COUNTY HAVE BEEN NAMED THE TENN. FARM BUREAU’S EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE WINNERS FOR 2015.  

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