Monthly Archives: November 2017

Christmas Tree Shortage This Year

There is a bit of a shortage of real Christmas trees this year, but chances are most of us won’t notice it. USDA’S Gary...

A Strong Return on the Beef Alliance

Beef cattle producers reactions were very positive to the latest results from the Tennessee Beef Alliance sale held in Columbia.

Can We Put Up the Tree Yet?

How soon can you put up a real Christmas tree and how long will it last?

Trees Going Up

A very tall 76-year-old is heading to Capitol Hill, just in time for the holiday season. Stephanie Ho tells you who this guest of...

A Lot More Food Gifts at Christmas

More and more of our holiday gift spending is going to buy food gifts. Gary Crawford feeds us this report.

Thanksgiving on the Farm

Giving thanks on this special day as families across the Volunteer State gather together around the table and remember the many blessings we all...

Thankful on the Farm

As families across the state come together for Thanksgiving, we hear from our farmers, whom we should all be thankful for in the food...

Tyson Ups Their Commitment to West Tennessee

Humbolt, TN in Gibson County will be the new location for a chicken production complex for Tyson Foods.  When completed, the $300 million facility...

Tennessee National 4-H Winners

For six members of Tennessee’s 4-H Skillathon Team, the rewards came pouring in at the their national competition during the North American Livestock Expo...

Thankful for a Bargain

The 32nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner price survey by the American Farm Bureau shows just how affordable our food is and how thankful we should...

Innovating Our Most Industry

It seems the trend these days is to find new innovations for just about any industry, and its certainly no different for agriculture.

Christmas Time Year Round

This time of the year is one of the busiest for Christmas tree farmers, but its hard work all year long.

Ag Literacy in the Classroom

This is Agriculture Literacy Week in Tennessee, the week the state has officially set aside each year to hopefully teach our school kids more...

Farmers Focus on Effective Tax Rate

As lawmakers debate changes to the federal tax code, the American Farm Bureau Federation says that it is important for farmers to focus on...

Harvest Starts to Wind Down

So far, So good for Tennessee row crop farmers.  September and October proved to be two good months for harvest of corn, soybeans, and...

Geoair for Farmers

Alex Adams of Knoxville didn’t grow up on the farm, but a business model he’s developing could save farmers lots of time and money.

New FSA Director Ready for Work

Tennessee’s new state director for the Farm Service Agency is 44-year old Dennis Beavers.  A former 4-H member and state FFA officer says he’s...

A New Chapter for Senator Tracy

State Senator Jim Tracy has been appointed by President Trump to serve as Tennessee’s State Director for USDA’s Rural Development.

Connecting Rural Economic Growth and Internet Connectivity

Demand is growing for increased internet connectivity in rural America, and a significant reason is economic growth.

Safely to Market

Before another federal mandate is due to take effect in mid December, Farm Bureau along with several other national ag organizations have petitioned the...

Rural Entrepreneurs In the Spotlight

Tennessee once again has a finalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge and they will compete in the upcoming AFBF Annual...

Tennessee Team Makes Final Four in AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation has announced the top 10 teams – four finalists and six best-in-show winners – in the 2018 Farm Bureau...

Know the Land

The state 4-H and FFA Land Judging competitions were held recently with a team rising to the top to be named state champion for...