Monthly Archives: November 2018

Ag in the Classroom Still Making an Impact

Tennessee's Ag in the Classroom program is vital to sharing our most important industry to those students off the farm.

Rural Vote Matters

Down to the wire finally for the November elections and there's no doubt the rural vote will matter.

Seeking the Rural Vote

Election day is finally upon us and many farm and rural residents will be casting their ballots in the race for governor and senate...

The Election is Over…Now What?

It seems like all we have heard and seen for the last several months have been related to the election...well it is over, we...

Bringing the Farm to Davidson County

McGavock High School in Nashville is challenging the limitations of urban living and urban education.

Remembering Our Veterans

It is easy to lose sight of those heroes who have sacrificed years of their life, time with family and friends, and sometimes even...

Still Working on Harvest

Another challenging year for Tennessee row crop producers as they battle Mother Nature to complete harvest of their fall crops.  It's ending much like...

Farm Bureau Pushes for a New Farm Bill During Lame-Duck Session

Now that the 2018 elections are finished, the American Farm Bureau Federation is looking for a new farm bill to pass in the upcoming...

Our Farms are Our Future

There's a reason the state seal of Tennessee has agriculture prominently displayed, it's our most important industry.

A True Value for Thanksgiving Meal

The average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal for ten is down again according to the American Farm Bureau's 33rd annual survey.

Harvest Still Lingers

This time of year at Thanksgiving, the past couple of years anyway, Tennessee row crop farmers had completed most of their harvest.  But no...

Agriculture Literacy

Last week Tennessee recognized Agriculture Literacy Week where several folks took time to visit local schools and read agriculturally themed books to students.

Thanksgiving on the Farm

Farmers statewide are thankful for the Thanksgiving holiday and the blessings of their profession.

Supporting Local Businesses

Debbie Ball, TDA's Agricultural Business Development Consultant for Pick Tennessee Products, advises consumers to use the Pick Tennessee Products website or the Pick Tennessee...

The Push for a Corn Checkoff

This week corn farmers in Tennessee will have the opportunity to vote for a corn checkoff.

Beagle Brigade Protection

USDA and the livestock industry are among partners in efforts to keep foreign animal disease threats out of our borders, with strategies such as...

Working for the Family Tradition

Traci Middleton of Henry County is the 4th generation in her family's hardware lumber business, Middleton Lumber Company.

The Real Christmas Experience

If you're looking for a real Christmas tree for the holidays, there should be plenty to choose from across Tennessee from the Tennessee Christmas...

Reaching for the Finish Line on New Farm Bill

A framework for a 2018 Farm Bill has been agreed upon by House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders, but what is next in getting...

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