Monthly Archives: May 2017

Backing Our Farmers

Long-time State Senator Rusty Crowe says he depends on his farmers in the state’s 3rd District, which covers Washington, Unicoi, and Carter Counties, to...

Value Added Beef

A beef producer expanding into value-added production and marketing opportunities may have some challenges starting out.

School Lunch Changes Coming

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is making some significant changes to what our kids will be eating at school next year.

Clarifying Ag in Property Tax Laws

The Tennessee General Assembly has passed legislation that clarifies a consistent and legal definition of “farm property” and agriculture for property assessment purposes.

Slight Increase Expected for Farm Income

Commodity prices may have hit bottom during 2016, but an economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation says that doesn’t mean major price moves...

Counting on Ag

One of the most important surveys for farmers is the Census of Agriculture that comes out every five years.

Planting Pushes On

Row crop farmers throughout Tennessee are, at least for the moment, enjoying the drier conditions, but as always this time of year are dealing...

Rural Representation

The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly has concluded and we hear from rural lawmakers and how important it is to represent...

A Snapshot of Current Farm Economy

Farm prices are most noticed, yet there are other indicators to consider when it comes to the current economic health of farmers and ranchers.

Beef Exports Return to China

The news coming that after 13 years China will once again allow the import of US beef has had a positive reaction with cattle...

UAV Technology for Wildfires

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture took part in a UAV demonstration to see how they could help with wildfires.

Rural Access Closer

The Broadband Accessibility Act is now law in Tennessee as Gov. Bill Haslam signed the legislation that will start to address the lack of...

Farm To School

Third graders in one of the fastest growing cities in the south had their best field trip of the year to the farm.

Preparing For The Future

Erin Bacon, senior at Jefferson County High School, won Tennessee FFA’s State Prepared Public Speaking Contest and will move on to represent Tennessee at...

Living to Serve

Allie Jo Shankle, from Henry County High School, and Ahmon Watkins, from Oakland High School, were recently elected as Tennessee FFA State Officers.

MTSU Ag

The prospects for the school of Agribusiness and Agriscience at Middle Tennessee State University continue to improve.

Ambassador for 4-H

Tennessee is blessed to have not only the largest 4-H Club program in the nation, but one of, if not the best in the...

Renegotiating NAFTA

The American Farm Bureau Federation is looking forward to the renegotiation of NAFTA.

Time for more Beef on the Grill

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to Summer and that means grilling season is here.

Saluting Those Who Served

As we celebrate Memorial Day and its meaning, we hear from Tennessee veterans who have returned back to farm after their service to the...

Farm Bureau Confident Congress will Fully Fund Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Federation expressed confidence agriculture lawmakers will stand up to proposed budget cuts by President Donald Trump.

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