Monthly Archives: October 2018

A Waiting Game on Farm Policy

The deadline has come and passed for a new Farm Bill to be approved before the September 30 expiration of the old law.  But...

A New NAFTA

The U.S. and Canada have reached an agreement that will benefit Tennessee and American farmers as part of the new USMCA.

Eat Together. Eat Better.

This October the Dairy Alliance is making their annual effort to encourage families to eat together at least one meal a day.

Fuel Up to Play 60

The NFL and the National Dairy Council continue to promote their successful wellness program to elementary students, Fuel Up To Play 60, and Watertown...

YF&R Travels East

Each fall Tennessee's Young Farmers and Ranchers take a fall tour, and this year's tour was in East Tennessee's Sullivan County.

The 4-H Impact

It's National 4-H Week, and we think that deserves a shoutout to a 4-H student who has been impacted by the program.  

A Forum for Our Most Important Industry

Ag industry leaders attended Farm Credit Mid-America's Tennessee Agriculture Leadership Forum in Murfreesboro.

Farm Credit Invests in the Future

The Farm Credit Scholars Program is a leadership investment program Farm Credit Mid-America created for students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Farming the City

Agricenter International, located just outside of Memphis, is in the perfect location to share the important story of agriculture to some folks that don't...

Focus on Rural Tennessee

Jim Tracy, the state director for Tennessee's Rural Development office of USDA, says the agency is continuing to provide grants and loans to help...

Recovering from Michael

Farmers in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia have had quite a few weeks of weather disasters.  First, from hurricane Florence and now...

4-H and FFA Members Take on Land Judging

The State 4-H and FFA Land Judging Contest was held recently with a team rising to the top to be named state champions for...

A Legacy of Leadership

Willard Lacy Upchurch will always be remembered for his passion of faith, family and farming.  The former Tennessee Farm Bureau president passed away last...

National FFA Star Finalist

National FFA Convention is happening this week, with more than 60,000 decending on Indianapolis, Indiana for leadership development, a career show and the chance...

Tennessee Shines at National FFA Convention

The National FFA Convention is happening now in Indianapolis, Indiana with more than 65,000 expected in attendance, and Tennessee FFA has many students competing...

Livestock Haulers Seeking More Flexible Hours of Service Rules

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country are asking the Department of Transportation for more flexibility on Hours of Service requirements....

President Will Speak to National FFA Convention

For the first time in 27 years a standing president will speak to the thousands of FFA members in attendance at the National FFA...

More Consumers Are Dining Out. What Does That Mean for Farmers?

Since 2010, U.S. consumers are spending more money dining out than for food prepared at home. AFBF’S Micheal Clements has the story.

The President, FFA and the Power of “Just One”

Every year the National FFA Organization invites the sitting president to bring remarks at the National FFA Convention and this year, President Trump accepted...

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