Monthly Archives: December 2018

Farmers Gather for the 97th Farm Bureau Convention

Farmers from all 95 counties are in Franklin this week for the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation's 97th annual meeting.

New Leadership Taking Shape

Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee announced his choice for Commissioner of Agriculture during the Farm Bureau annual meeting in Franklin, State Veterinarian Dr. Charlie Hatcher.

High Praise for Farm Leaders

Gov. Bill Haslam gave a keynote address to Farm Bureau leaders as he prepares to leave office after two successful terms.

4-H and FFA Value Farm Bureau

Serving as the State 4-H Council Vice President, Caroline Brooks of Warren County had the chance to address attendees at the 97th Tennessee Farm...

Final Push for 2018 Farm Bill

Lawmakers are poised to consider the 2018 Farm Bill next week, providing much needed certainty for agriculture. AFBF's Michael Clements has the story.

Truly Paying It Forward

One of the keynote speakers during the Tennessee Farm Bureau annual meeting recently was Tennessee native and successful businessman Donnie Smith.  The former CEO...

TN Corn Growers Approve Checkoff

Right at 64 percent of those voting in last month's ballot referendum supported a 1-cent per bushel corn checkoff for Tennessee corn.

Help for Rural America

USDA has teamed up with the Bureau of Justice Assistance to host a rural judges and sheriffs workshop to address opioid abuse in our...

A Farm Bill for All

Despite down farm economy, farmers welcome passage of new farm bill.

Hopeful Future for Farmers

During the 97th Annual Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention, attendees heard an analysis of the current state of farm economy from American Farm Bureau's Chief...

Deer Population Threatened

Chronic Wasting Disease in deer suspected in two Tennessee counties for the first time.

A New Clean Water Rule

Good news for farmers, homeowners and other business owners as the EPA and Army Corp of Engineers have presented a new Clean Water Rule...

A Good Week for Farmers

While most of 2018 has been a challenge for farmers, USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue speaking this week in Lebanon had good news to share.

Legacy of Commissioner of Ag Jai Templeton

Over the past two and a half years Jai Templeton has served as the Commissioner of Agriculture for Tennessee and he says it has...

Preparing to Lead

Tennessee's Governor-elect Bill Lee is preparing to take office in January as Tennessee's 50th governor as he takes his faith and support of agriculture...

Christmas on the Farm

A special day for family and friends to celebrate the miracle of Christmas, especially on our farms across Tennessee.

Will There be a Next Generation of Christmas Tree Farmers?

Christmas tree growers of today are worried that as they retire, there are no younger growers lined up to take over.

Another Farmer Heads to Washington

8th generation farmer John Rose set to head to the nation's capitol to represent farmers and his other constituents from Tennessee's 6th District.

American Farm Bureau President Reflects on 2018

While 2018 was a difficult year for the agricultural economy, it was a successful year for agricultural policy. American Farm Bureau's Chad Smith has...

New Leadership in the New Year

2019 will bring new leadership to many areas across the nation and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Board of Directors is no different.

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