Monthly Archives: February 2018

Working for a new Farm Bill

Tennessee’s 4th District Congressman Scott DesJarlais is now into his 8th year in Washington and every year the one committee he’s been a constant...

Beef is Big Business

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is holding their annual meeting in Phoenix and their current President  Craig Yuden was here last week for the...

Shared Goals for Ag in 2018

During his State of the Union address President Trump didn’t mention agriculture or farming specifically, but there are several shared goals for both.

Getting the FACCTs Right

For the past several years, the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee, or FACCT, has been working across the state providing producers and consumers...

Checking Corn in February

Tennessee corn growers are a little closer to seeing a referendum to vote on whether to have a checkoff in place for research and...

WOTUS Application Date Extension a Win for Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Federation says the latest action to extend the applicability date of the WOTUS rule provides a path forward for a...

A Balance for Farmers and Wildlife

Clay County farmer Brian McLerran is enjoying his appointment to the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Long-term Impact of Cover Crops

Most research projects last 3-5 years, but scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently finished a 29-year study to find the...

Stepping Out of the Box to Agvocate

For the Peterson Farm Brothers of Kansas, they’re still seeing incredible response, almost viral-like, every time they put out a new parody video from...

Farm Income Expected to Fall More

In its latest farm income forecast for this year USDA is projecting another year of falling farm income.

Infrastructure Proposal Good News for Rural America

President Trump’s budget includes much needed funding for rural infrastructure projects.

Leadership for Young Farmers

More than a thousand young farmers from 41 states have been attending the American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers Leadership Conference in Reno, Nevada, including...

Promoting Goodwill in the FFA

Its National FFA Week here in Tennessee and across the country and the state FFA officer team is traveling from Knoxville to Memphis visiting...

Snapshot of Farms and Land in Farms

What are some of the highlights from USDA’s annual look at how many farms are in our nation, and how much land is in...

Young Leaders Today

Cooperatively Building a Better Tennessee was the theme of the recent Tennessee Young Leaders Conference held in Franklin.

Leadership by Example

State Senator Mark Green of Clarksville gave a keynote address to young farmers gathered recently for the Tennessee Council of Cooperatives’ Young Leaders Conference...

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