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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Why Not Chocolate Milk?

No doubt one of my favorite drinks is chocolate milk.  And there’s no doubt why the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association decided a few...

State Land Evaluation Contests Held

The Staet 4-H and FFA Land Evaluation contests were held recently at Tennessee Tech’s Hyder-Burks Pavilion in Cookeville and Watertown FFA won top honors...

Powder Dry

Critical conditions for wildfires for most of Tennessee so much so Division of Forestry officials are denying burn permits.

Livestock and the Drought

Dr. Jason Smith, a UT Extension Beef Specialist says practically daily, he and other extension personnel are taking calls from livestock producers about the...

Can We Get Any Drier?

The dry conditions are continuing and unfortunately the latest winter forecast from USDA shows how the strengthening La Nina weather pattern might mean more...

USDA Initiative to Feed the Future

How is the Agriculture Department tied into a federal government effort to combat global food insecurity?

Rural Votes Mattered

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall reacting to this week’s historic election.

As Serious as it Gets

The drought conditions across Tennessee continue to get worse and so are wildfires.

The Dry Down Continues

A lot of cattle producers across Tennessee are really concerned over the long-standing drought.

David Kustoff Elected to Congress

Congressman-elect David Kustoff of Shelby County easily won his election to succeed Stephen Fincher in Tennessee’s 8th District.

Two More Arson Arrests

State authorities have announced the arrests of two more arsonist charged with the deliberate setting of wildfires.

Turkey Producers Have Something to be Thankful for

The nation’s turkey producers and consumers have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season—no bird flu.

Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Less This Year

Each year the American Farm Bureau releases a survey on how much a Thanksgiving meal costs…and this year that price has gone down compared...

TSU Ag Continues to Grow

You might not think there’s a lot of interest in agriculture in downtown Nashville, but that’s far from the truth at Tennessee State University’s...

Direct Impact

Despite the direct financial impact the drought is having on Grundy County’s Steve Ahearn’s cattle operation, he’s still thankful he has the opportunity to...

Thankful Farmers

With the Thanksgiving season, it seemed right to go to the farm and talk about what there is to be thankful for this year.

Thankful Farmers

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the farm is no doubt special for farmers across Tennessee.

Biofuel Supporters thankful for EPA Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has made biofuels supporters thankful this holiday by raising its Renewable Fuels Standard volume requirements for 2017.

Expanding Impacts of the Drought

The Southeastern drought is increasing farmers’ concerns about water supplies, pastures, wildfire activity and threats to crops.

Keep It Real

It is the most wonderful time of the year, and it couldn’t be better without a real Christmas tree.

Devastating Wildfires in Sevier County

The wildfires in East Tennessee have taken their toll, at least three lives lost in Sevier County where Gov. Bill Haslam called it the...

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