Monthly Archives: December 2015

Buy Local for the Holidays

AS CHRISTMAS REALLY GETS INTO FULL SWING, DON’T FORGET THE BEST GIFT MIGHT JUST COME FROM A LOCAL FARM NEAR YOU THIS YEAR.

A Gift From the Last Frontier

THERE ARE MANY FIRST ASSOCIATED WITH THE US CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE HAILING FROM THE STATE CALLED “THE LAST FRONTIER” – ALASKA.

Time Running Short on Renewing Expired Tax Provisions

TIME IS RUNNING SHORT FOR CONGRESS TO PASS TAX PROVISIONS IMPORTANT TO AGRICULTURE BEFORE THE END OF THIS SESSION. 

Farm Income Projections

AS 2015 WINDS DOWN, USDA ANALYSTS HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF JUST WHAT KIND OF INCOME FARMERS WILL HAVE GENERATED.

Growing the Herd

A BEEF HEIFER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HAS STARTED THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TENN INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE, THE TENN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND...

Trade Interest in Cuba

ITS JUST 90 MILES OFF THE FLORIDA COAST, BUT CUBA STILL REMAINS MUCH FURTHER AWAY FROM FARMERS AND OTHER BUSINESS LEADERS IN TENNESSEE THAT...

Tenn. Farm Bureau 94th Convention

PRESIDENT LACY UPCHURCH PRESIDES OVER HIS FINAL ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU FEDERATION IN FRANKLIN.

Tenn. Farm Bureau 94th Convention

FARM LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE GATHER IN FRANKLIN FOR THE FARM BUREAU’S 94TH CONVENTION AS THEY HEAR FROM DEPUTY SEC. OF AGRICULTURE KRYSTA...

Jeff Aiken Becomes 8th President of Tenn. Farm Bureau

WASHINGTON COUNTY FARMER JEFF AIKEN WAS SELECTED BY VOTING DELEGATES AS THE 8TH PRESIDENT OF THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU FEDERATION.

New Garden Grants

WELL NOT MUCH GROWING OUTSIDE THIS TIME OF YEAR, BUT COME NEXT SPRING, TENN. ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS WILL HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PLANT...

A Passion for Ag

32 YEAR OLD ROBERT ELLIOTT OF ROBERTSON COUNTY WAS RECENTLY ELECTED TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF TN’S YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHERS’ STATE COMMITTEE. 

Last Minute Garden Gifts

IS THERE AN ARDENT GARDENER ON YOUR GIFT LIST?  IF SO, THIS REPORT MAY HELP YOU FIND JUST THE RIGHT LAST MINUTE GIFT.

GAO Says EPA Illegally Promoted WOTUS

A LEGAL OPINION BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE FINDS THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY BROKE THE LAW WHILE PROMOTING THE WATERS OF THE...

Tenn’s Outstanding Young Woman

AT THE FARM BUREAU CONVENTION HELD EARLY IN DECEMBER JOSEY MILLER FROM LOUDON COUNTY WAS NAMED THE YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHER OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMAN.

A Country Ham for Christmas

SANDRA BAKER OF SUMNER COUNTY WAS EXCITED TO WIN THE STATE FAIR GRAND CHAMPION COUNTRY HAM FOR CHRISTMAS.

Rural America at a Glance

THE LATEST EDITION OF AN ANNUAL USDA STUDY SHOWS SOME OF THE ECONOMIC AND POPULATION TRENDS FOUND IN RURAL AMERICA.  

Give Winter Some Time

ALTHOUGH WE’RE SEEING RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE NATION THIS CHRISTMAS WEEK, THAT’S SURE TO CHANGE COME JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.  

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