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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Celebrating and Promoting June Dairy Month

One of the largest June Dairy Day events in the southeast was just held at Battle Mountain Farm in Williamson County where about 200...

From the Farm to the White House

For the past year, Ray Starling has served President Donald Trump as his Special Assistant for Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance at the White...

Still Hope for a Farm Bill

Farmers here in Tennessee and across the country are still hopeful Congress will consider and pass a Farm Bill.

We Must Never Forget

As we celebrate Memorial Day we must never forget those service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Importance of House Ag Committee

Many people may not realize what the United States House Agriculture committee impacts, but their reach is far beyond policy.

WOTUS Rule Still a Threat

Even though WOTUS isn’t a hot topic right now, the threat isn’t gone, and action is still needed by many agricultural advocates to push...

Dairy Farmers Hear from Administrator

Recently the Tennessee and Kentucky Farm Bureau’s hosted a meeting in Knoxville for USDA dairy officials and farmers to address some of the industry...

Farm Bill Voted Down, Not Out

After multiple listening sessions and hearings across the country for the House Agriculture Committee, the full House voted down the Farm Bill.

TN Farm Bureau Disappointed on Farm Bill Vote

Today, the United States House of Representatives failed to approve H.R.2, better known as the Farm Bill, by a vote of 198-213. You can...

Rural Innovation Conference

Tennessee Tech University’s Center for Rural Innovation is hosting its first ever conference to really showcase what it can offer to the community and...

Businesses and Customers to Benefit from New State Metrology Lab

The Julius T. Johnson State Metrology Laboratory at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture officially opened today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication. Agriculture Commissioner...

No Farms, No Food, No Future

A new report from the American Farmland Trust shows alarming numbers on how much land is taken out of farm production because of development.

Billions Could Be Lost from China Soybean Tariff

While Tennessee farmers are busy planting more than a million acres of soybeans across the state this spring, many are wondering what might happen...

Dairy Farmers Form New Co-op

Recently several dairymen from southeastern states came together to form their own Appalachian Dairy Farmers Cooperative with Piedmont Milk sales to market their milk.

Working for His Farmers

Tennessee 8th District Congressman David Kustoff says all American’s and especially members of Congress need to understand the important contributions of our farmers and...

FFA Plant Sales a Great Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and a unique gift you may not have thought of will also help your local FFA chapter.

Favorite Field Trip of the Year

Learning all about farm life was the focus this week as more than 1100 elementary kids attended the annual Knox County Farm Day at...

Farmers Need Certainty From Trade Talks

Farmers and ranchers are looking for certainty in trade from talks on NAFTA and China. Micheal Clements has more.

Buy Locally Grown Flower and Vegetable Plants With Confidence

Are you a gardener gearing up for the growing season? Local farmers markets, on-farm greenhouses, and retail garden centers are filling with gorgeous flowers...

A Dwindling Buzz

Staggering loses have been reported by Tennessee beekeepers once again and this should concern everyone.

Looking for New Markets

Yes, trade disputes with China may hurt U.S. ag sales there, but there are many other potential markets to explore. Stephanie Ho has the...

Madison County Farmer Named Farmer of the Year

36 year-old Johnny Verrell of Madison County has been named Tennessee’s Farmer of the Year by the UT Extension Service and he will represent...

Finally Good Planting Weather

Its been a long time coming but it looks as if the weather will cooperate for a while for Tennessee row crop farmers as...