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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Perdue Says Farm Bill Likely This Year

As Tennessee farmers continuing planting this year’s crops, many are hopefull Congress will continue moving the Farm Bill through to passage.

Ag Broadband Connectivity Bill Will Close Connectivity Gaps

The Senate Commerce Committee recently passed the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018, WHICH IS designed to deliver broadband service, crucial for operating today’s...

30 Years of Service

Rep. Steve McDaniel, a long-time member of the state House of Representatives is looking forward to going home at the conclusion of this legislative...

Helping Our Neighbors

While Oklahoma is several hundred miles away, they’re still a neighbor in need and 18 firefighters from the Volunteer State and the Tennessee Division...

UT Extension Names Madison County Farmer as Tennessee Farmer of the...

A third-generation farmer from Jackson who manages more than 5,000 acres of row crops has been named the Tennessee Farmer of the Year by...

Extension Vital to All

The University of Tenn. Extension Service is still the one place that farmers and all consumers can go in each county to the information...

TPP Talks Return

Speculation grows about a possible U.S. return to the Trans Pacific Partnership and what that may mean for the American ag sector.

Farm Bill Moves Ahead

The American Farm Bureau Federation says this week’s party-line vote on the farm bill is a standard practice for agriculture legislation.

Back to Rural Roots, Perdue Gets Boots on the Ground

“We’re from the government and we’re here to help,” has been a halfway sarcastic pun for years, but it seems like some of those...

Sec. Perdue Covering the State

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue was back in Knoxville yesterday meeting with Farm Bureau and Coop leaders as part of a Tax Day event where...

Growing Food, Growing People

Cul2vate is a non-profit organization at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville with two goals, growing food for hungry people and growing people for those...

Sec. Perdue Back in Middle Tennessee

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had the chance to meet with a group of diversified farmers in Tennessee last week as he toured the...

Finally Weather to Plant

Corn planters are finally starting to roll across the Volunteer State after a wet Spring has held many producers up from getting to their...

Getting Some Respect for Alfalfa

Alfalfa is now one of the top U.S. crops in terms of value, but some would say not in terms of attention. USDA’S Gary...

A Voice for Tennessee Farmers

Rep. Scott Desjarlais is Tennessee’s Congressman from the 4th District and he was hopeful that Congress would have already passed a new Farm Bill.

Tobacco Changes Continue

Tobacco was once the king crop of Tennessee agriculture but now it continues to see declines in acres of production.

Pennsylvania 2018 Trip

Join us for the Tennessee Farm Bureau 2018 Summer Tour to Pennsylvania July 14-19, 2018   Saturday, July 14 - Depart Nashville Pick Up in Crossville & Dandridge Overnight at...

State FFA Star Farmer

The Tennessee State FFA Convention was held recently and the state’s Star Farmer was announced, with Murray Perkins of the Paris FFA Chapter receiving...

Prepared to Win

Recently at the 90th Tennessee State FFA Convention, John Ryan Scarlett of the Jefferson County FFA Chapter was named the state winner in the...

Getting the Power Right

When it comes to power, the 23 electric cooperatives across the state that make up the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association handle quite a bit...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Announces Black Vulture Sub-permit

March 2, 2018 - Columbia, TN - Black vulture attacks on livestock are a serious and costly issue for many Tennessee producers who experience...

FFA Star in Agriscience

Recently during the Tennessee State FFA convention, Montana Wright of the Stewarts Creek FFA chapter was named the state Star in Agriscience.

New leadership for 4-H and FFA

The top two agricultural youth organizations in the state elected new leadership recently at their annual conventions - 4-H elected new officers at their...