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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Farmers Protecting Our Environment

A recent tour of several farms in northern middle Tennessee brought the state's commissioners of Agriculture and Environment and Conservation to see first-hand how...

Expanding the Broadband Reach

Expanding broadband service to rural areas is a priority for many and the recent announcement from Middle Tennessee Electric Cooperative will help several under-served...

It’s Hot Now, but Wait a While

According to the latest predictions from the Farmers Almanac, contrary to some stories we've seen on the internet, their forecast shows a very long,...

President, USDA Backing our Farmers

It seems the Trump Administration is following up on its promise to take care of the nation's farmers when it comes to trade and...

TFBF Statement on New Trade Deals

"Strengthening our export markets for Tennessee agricultural products is a top Farm Bureau priority, and we welcome the progress the Trump Administration has made...

USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details regarding actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response...

Interest Grows for the Walking Horse

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is taking place this week in Shelbyville for their 80th show.

Cooperative 101

The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives hosted their annual Cooperative 101 Training at the Farm Bureau headquarters in Columbia, where Dr. Bob Cohen, an ex...

Introducing a New Crop

Robert Elliott and his family farm in Robertson County, and thought it might be best to try out a new crop this year -...

Grassroots Leadership

Tennessee Farm Bureau policy development meetings have been happening across the state for the past month, where farmers gather to make their voices heard...

Packing Your Child’s School Lunch? Pack Some Nutrition in it

An expert says if we are packing a school lunch for our kids, we should make sure there's enough nutrition in that lunch. USDA’S...

Farming Economic Snapshot

USDA's annual reports focused on the value of ag land, what producers pay for expenditures, and the amount of cash rent, are now out....

Looking for an Edge in the Field

Several mid-state farmers attended the Farm Journal Yield Tour held at Hutchinson Farms in Murfreesboro.

August 1 Crop Production Forecast

Tennessee’s agricultural producers remain optimistic about the 2018 crop year, particularly corn, which is expected to produce a record yield,” said Debra Kenerson, State...

Resiliency is the Answer

Marty Matlock is the Executive Director for the Office of Sustainability at the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center. Matlock recently attended our annual Presidents...

Fayette County Extension – Changes to the Seed Cotton Program meeting

The Fayette County Extension Office will be hosting a meeting to discuss Changes to the Seed Cotton Program. This meeting will be held in...

Fayette County Extension Cotton Field Day

The Fayette County Extension Office will be hosting a Cotton Field Day. This meeting will be held on Winfrey Rd. behind Oak Grove Gin...

Fayette County Extension Quarterly Marketing Meeting

Dr. Aaron Smith, Crop Marketing Specialist with The University of Tennessee will spend 30 minutes discussing the crop market and Dr. Andrew Griffith, Livestock...

Sustainability in Beef

Sustainability is a buzz work used a lot these days, but how do you know if something is sustainable for generations to come?

Governor Candidates Seeking the Farm Vote

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor made their appeal to farm leaders during the Tennessee Farm Bureau's Presidents Conference in Franklin.

Farm Leaders Hear from Senate Candidates

Hundreds of farm leaders attending the Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference meeting in Franklin got to hear addresses from both U.S. Senate candidates.

Kitchen Divas a Hit at Summer Celebration

One of the largest gardening shows in the mid-south, the Summer Celebration, held on the grounds of the West Tennessee Research and Education Center,...

Looking for High Cotton

Tennessee's cotton crop is looking really well says University of Tennessee Cotton and Small Grains Specialist Tyson Raper.

Fayette County Extension Foxtail Demonstration tour

August 9, 2018: The Fayette County Extension Office will be hosting a Foxtail Demonstration tour. This meeting will be held at Michael Anderson’s farm-17290...

National Roundtable for Livestock Producers

Members of Congress and other agricultural leaders are gathering in North Carolina today  to denounce frivolous nuisance lawsuits that threaten the livelihood of livestock...

Trade Mitigation Conference Call

This is a recording of the conference call that took place Friday, July 27 information about trade mitigation with Dale Moore of AFBF.

New Growth for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture

David Arnold was appointed as the new Tennessee State Forester for the Department of Agriculture on August 1st.

A Marketing Advantage

The Tennessee Beef Alliance has been a successful marketing effort for Tennessee beef producers for over two decades.