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Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Catastrophe Like No Other

We’ve all seen the devastating images from Hurricane Harvey and the continued flooding events taking place.  And while rescue efforts have focused on human...

Checking Off Corn

Many of Tennessee’s corn producers have started and/or getting ready to harvest this year’s crop and many are hoping a corn checkoff can be...

‘First Peas’ visit from Miss America

Mrs. Mary Tomlin’s third grade class from Fayette Academy in Fayette County got a visit from Miss America after winning the First Peas to...

Looking to Better Serve

A lot of discussion taking place across farm country these days as Congress gets set to write new farm policy, otherwise known as the...

The 2017 Ag Census is Coming

The 2017 Ag Census takes place at the end of the year — but if you’re thinking of filing online, there’s a demo on...

Gov. Concludes Ag Tour in West TN

Gov. Bill Haslam has taken three days over the past few weeks to visit farms and ag businesses in the three Grand Divisions of...

Watching the Farm

From what began in Dyer County and Sheriff Jeff Box, The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Ag Crime Unit is working to try and implement...

Dept. of Ag Announces New Ag Business Development Grant

Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently announced a new program they are very excited about – the Agriculture Enterprise Fund.

Legacy and Life of Joe Pearson

Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation is deeply saddened by the passing of Chief Administrative Officer Joe Pearson, who died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Vanderbilt...

A Bicentennial Edition

The 200th Edition of the Farmers’ Almanac is out and available everywhere and what a great source of information.

Tax Reform

A majority of American voters support tax reform, and many support tax changes that would benefit farmers and ranchers.

Speaking Up for Ag

Third District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann is in his 7th year of serving as a member of Congress and is always ready to support agriculture.

77th Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference

County Farm Bureau presidents, board members and ag industry representatives from across Tennessee are in Franklin for the 77th Annual Presidents Conference.

Governor Continues Farm Tour

Governor Bill Haslam made farm stops to a Marshall County Dairy this week as part of a day-long ag tour in the mid state.

Young Leaders Conference

The Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee and the Tennessee Council of Cooperatives are excited to host the entertaining and educational Young Leaders Conference...

A Natural Partnership

A new collaboration between the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National FFA Organization will help prepare agriculture leaders of tomorrow.

Back to Class

Ag teacher Lindsey Parham of McKenzie High School is challenged and excited about another school year of teaching her kids about our most important...

The Roads for Success

We all know just how important our roads and bridges are to daily living, and perhaps no one more so than our farmers.

Summer Internship Program

Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation announces internship opportunities for college Juniors and Seniors in the state of Tennessee. I.       Public Policy (Must be an...

Major Crop Production Report Coming Soon

How big will the corn and soybean crops be? How small will wheat output be? We’ll have a better idea in a few days.

Governor Takes East TN Ag Tour

Some farmers in East Tennessee had the chance to see and speak with Gov. Bill Haslam recently as he and the Commissioner of Agriculture,...