Monthly Archives: January 2016

Senate Leader Looking to help Rural TN

STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MARK NORRIS OF COLLIERVILLE IS IN HIS 16TH YEAR IN THE TN GENERAL ASSEMBLY.  

Keeping Pets Safe in Winter

WINTER IS FINALLY HERE, AND THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR NOT ONLY US, BUT ALSO OUR PETS. 

Farmer Feedback Needed on USDA Programs

A SURVEY BY THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION ASKS FARMERS TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH 10 AG DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS.

Louisiana 2016 Trip

2016 TN Farm Bureau Summer Tour New Orleans, Louisiana July 11-15 Travel with Farm Bureau Members from across Tennessee via motor coach to Mississippi and Louisiana. The...

Great Green Fleet Deployed

THE AGRICULTURE AND NAVY SECRETARIES WITNESSED THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE FIRST FLEET OF NAVAL VESSELS USING BIOFUELS IN THEIR REGULAR OPERATIONS.

Cold Weather and Livestock Care

AFTER RECORD WARMTH, LIVESTOCK MAY NOT BE FULLY ADAPTED TO THE SUDDEN COLD AND MAY NEED EXTRA HELP.

GMO Labeling Debate

SHOULD ALL FOODS CARRY A LABEL TELLING US THEY HAVE GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS?

Avian Influenza Confirmed in Indiana

THERE HAS BEEN A CONFIRMED CASE OF H7N8 AVIAN INFLUENZA IN DUBOIS COUNTY, INDIANA AND TENNESSEE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE URGES TENNESSEE POULTRY FARMERS TO...

TN Entrepreneurs Win Peoples’ Choice Award

FARM SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY OF WEST TN WINS FARM BUREAU’S PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD IN RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE.

Zippy Duvall Elected AFBF President

GEORGIA’S ZIPPY DUVALL BECOMES 12TH PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION.

TN Young Farmers Shine Again

TENNESSEE YOUNG FARMERS WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL IN NATIONAL COMPETITIONS AT THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU CONVENTION.

AFBF Convention: The Future of Agriculture

THOUSANDS OF FARMERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GATHERED IN ORLANDO FOR THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU’S 97TH CONVENTION.

A Perfect Combination for Forages

WITH THE WARM AND WET FALL AND WARM START TO WINTER, FORAGE PRODUCERS ENJOY THE BENEFITS

Bob Stallman Appreciation Day

AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK PROCLAIMS JANUARY 6 AS BOB STALLMAN APPRECIATION DAY AT USDA.

Ways to Save with a Farm Energy Audit

UTILIZING A FARM ENERGY AUDIT FOR YOUR BARN, SHOP OR CO-OP CAN HELP CREATE COST SAVINGS THROUGH MORE THAN JUST GREATER EFFICIENCY.

Farmers Markets Beat the Chill

http://tn.gov/agriculture/news/23303

Join Agricultural Leaders at Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2016-01-GrainConference.aspx

Farm Bureau Delegates Chart a Course for 2016

http://annualconvention.fb.org/farm-bureau-delegates-chart-a-course-for-2016/

Farm Bureau Elects New Grassroots Leaders

http://annualconvention.fb.org/farm-bureau-elects-new-grassroots-leaders/

Young Farmers Take Home National Honors

During the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Orlando, Florida, the Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers took home honors in...

Pick TN Conference Brings Issues & Experts Together

http://tennessee.gov/agriculture/news/22810

New Year Resolutions

EXERCISE SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING EVERYONE RESOLVES TO DO IN THE NEW YEAR

Looking Back to 2015

IT IS TYPICAL TO LOOK BACK AND ASSESS HOW THE YEAR WENT AS A WHOLE. AND FOR MONORE COUNTY CATTLE AND HAY FARMER JERRY...

Water Still Rising

A VERY UNUSUAL WEATHER YEAR  AND A LOT OF RAIN IN DECEMBER AND FLOODING PROBLEMS ALONG THE MISSISSIPPIT AND THE TENNESSEE RIVERS.

Wampler’s Sausage Sustainability

WAMPLER’S FARM SAUSAGE COMPANY CONTINUES TO IMPLEMENT TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE ENERGY COSTS.

Santa Still Tops in the Polls

DESPITE ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE MANY POLITICAL CANDIDATES THIS YEAR TO GET TOP RANKING IN THE POLLS, SANTAL IS STILL TOPS IN THE...