Monthly Archives: September 2018

Shooting Hunger

Members of the statewide ag community came together for the 4th Annual Shooting Hunger sporting clays event to benefit 2nd Harvest Food Bank of...

Dry Time Needed

Tennessee cotton farmers, now ready for harvest, are hopeful the dry times are coming because for the past few days, its been anything but...

County Impact on Agriculture

A recent study by the University of Tennessee reveals the economic impact of agriculture in each of Tennessee's 95 counties.

Blessed to Serve

University of Tennessee President Dr. Joe DiPietro speaking at Milan No Till Field day about his job of overseeing the statewide university system.

The Ride of a Lifetime

Shelbyville's Jimmy McConnell rode Gen A'Mighty to the World Grand Championship at the Tennessee Walking Horse's 80th annual Celebration held earlier this month.

A Big Blow to Ag from Florence

Last week's path of historic Hurricane Florence has left farmers in North and South Carolina devastated.

Harvest Takes Off

In this last week of Summer, farmers all across the state are in full harvest mode with good yields anticipated.

Members of Congress Recognized as Friends of Farm Bureau

September 14, 2018 – Columbia, TN – Tennessee Farm Bureau congratulates seven of our members of Congress for being awarded the “Friend of Farm...

Supporting Our Own

Several state and local officials gathered recently on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University as MTSU's Creamery was the first processor in the...

Support Local Dairies, Look for New Tennessee Milk Logo

Consumers now have a way to know that their milk comes from Tennessee dairy farms with the new official Tennessee Milk logo. Milk labeled as...

Workshops Introduce Farmers to Marketing on Facebook

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Facebook can serve as a valuable marketing tool, but some farmers directly marketing products to consumers have not yet tapped its...

Milking It for All Its Worth

At the Tennessee State Fair, lawmakers and Nashville news celebrities participated in the annual "celebrity milking contest."

Hamming it Up

The two top Blue Ribbon Country Hams at the Tennessee State Fair each were auctioned off for $5000 to benefit the Tennessee FFA Foundation.

“The Heart of Tennessee”

The Tennessee State Fair, now in its 112th year at the current site, is up and running this week in Nashville with lots of...

25th Tennessee Soybean Festival

The 25th annual Tennessee Soybean Festival is underway in Martin, TN and what a festival it has become.

A Future for Chicken

Poultry producer Ben Freeman and his family of Sumner County have two broiler houses where they raise chickens for Keystone foods and he feels...

USDA Farm Income Forecast Confirms What Farmers Already Know

The new USDA forecast for 2018 farm income confirms and fills out the details of what many farmers already know. USDA’S Gary Crawford has...

USDA Preparing to Assist Farmers

Tennessee state director of USDA's Farm Service Agency Dennis Beavers wants farmers to know the agency is prepared to begin distribution of the Market...

Ag Labor Reform Ready for Action

Action on a bill that would ease the regulatory burden of agricultural labor is possible as Congress returns this week.