Yearly Archives: 2016

Farm Leaders on Capitol Hill

FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE OTHER HAVE BEEN IN NASHVILLE THIS WEEK VISITING WITH THEIR LAWMAKERS ON ISSUES...

Farm Watch Program Expanding Across TN

TN SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION EXEC. DIRECTOR TERRY ASHE SAYS THE FARM WATCH PROGRAM THAT BEGAN IN DYER COUNTY IS AN IDEAL PROGRAM TO GO STATEWIDE.

Ag Interest at Rocky Top

UT PRESIDENT DR. JOE DIPIETRO WAS THE RECENT SPEAKER AT THE MAURY COUNTY FARM CITY BREAKFAST AND HE  CONTINUES TO KEEP AG INTEREST AT...

Ag Star Program Creates Stronger Voice

SINCE 2002 MORE THAN 150 WEST TENNESSEANS INVOLVED IN THE AG COMMUNITY HAVE BENEFITED FROM WHAT’S KNOWN AS THE AG STAR PROGRAM.

TransPacific Partnership Will Boost Farm Income, Exports

A NEW ECONOMIC ANALYSIS BY THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU SHOWS A MAJOR TRADE AGREEMENT NOW BEFORE CONGRESS WILL INCREASE FARM INCOME AND EXPORTS.

Senate Labeling Bill Would Benefit All

THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU SAYS THE SENATE GMO LABELING BILL WOULD BENEFIT CONSUMERS AND AGRICULTURE.

Cooperative Leadership

THE FUTURE CONTINUES TO BE BRIGHT FOR AG AND RURAL TENNESSEE IF THE RECENTLY HELD TN YOUNG LEADERS CONFERENCE IS ANY INDICATION.  

Livestock & Poultry Outlook

DR. STEVE MEYER GAVE FARM BUREAU LEADERS A LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY OUTLOOK LAST MONTH DURING THE AFBF CONVENTION.

A Common Bond for Young Farmers

THIS PAST WEEKEND YOUNG FARMERS FROM ALL CROSS THE NATION GATHERED IN KANSAS CITY FOR THE ANNUAL NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS CONFERENCE.

Regional Conservation Partnerships

A RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT DEMONSTRATES THE DIVERSE SUPPORT AND SCOPE OF USDA’S REGIONAL CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

Counting on Young Voices

AFBF PRESIDENT ZIPPY DUVALL MET WITH YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY GATHERED AT THEIR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN KANSAS CITY.

Miss America Knows Value of Farms

ITS NOT EVERYDAY FARMERS GET A SHOW OF SUPPORT FROM SOMEBODY LIKE MISS AMERICA.  BUT BETTY CANTRELL CAN RELATE AND SHE’S SEEKING SUPPORT FROM...

Leadership for Young Farmers

ABOUT 30 OF TENN’S YOUNG FARMERS HAVE JOINED OVER A THOUSAND OF THEIR COUNTERPARTS FROM 40 STATES FOR THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU’S YOUNG FARMER...

A Passion for Ag

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

Fuel Up to Play 60

THE TEAM EFFORT OF THOSE BEHIND A SCHOOL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION PROGRAM WAS ON DISPLAY AT SPORT’S BIGGEST STAGE.  

A Passion for Beef

JENNIFER HOUSTON CONTINUES HER PASSION OF SERVING THE BEEF INDUSTRY.  DURING THE NCBA NATIONAL CONVENTION SHE WAS ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE POLICY DIVISION.

Rep. DesJarlais has Confident Outlook for Ag

TENN. CONGRESSMAN IS CONFIDENT IN SERVING RURAL PEOPLE IN HIS ROLE ON THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE.

Veterinary Feed Directive

LAWMAKERS GET UPDATE ON FDA’S NEW REGULATIONS ON THE VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE.

Super Food Day

WHETHER YOUR PULLING FOR THE BRONCOS OR THE PANTHERS ON SUNDAY, THERE’S NO DOUBT YOU WILL BE EATING, AND FOR SOME OF US A...

The Roads Less Traveled

TN AG COMMISSIONER JULIUS JOHNSON GAVE TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING OUR RURAL ROADS.

Farm Bureau Seeks Farmers Thoughts on Big Data

THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION WANTS TO HEAR FARMERS’ THOUGHTS ON BIG DATA.

Advocacy Conference on Farm Issues

MORE THAN 500 FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE TRAVELING TO THE NATION’S CAPITOL TO LEARN HOW TO BETTER ADVOCATE FOR AGRICULTURE....

Rural Focus

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MARK NORRIS SAYS GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM WILL SPEND PART OF HIS STATE-OF-THE-STATE ADDRESS FOCUSING ON RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

New Garden Grants

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

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.

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.

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.

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...