Yearly Archives: 2018

Stepping Out of the Box to Agvocate

For the Peterson Farm Brothers of Kansas, they’re still seeing incredible response, almost viral-like, every time they put out a new parody video from...

Long-term Impact of Cover Crops

Most research projects last 3-5 years, but scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently finished a 29-year study to find the...

A Balance for Farmers and Wildlife

Clay County farmer Brian McLerran is enjoying his appointment to the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

WOTUS Application Date Extension a Win for Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Federation says the latest action to extend the applicability date of the WOTUS rule provides a path forward for a...

Checking Corn in February

Tennessee corn growers are a little closer to seeing a referendum to vote on whether to have a checkoff in place for research and...

Getting the FACCTs Right

For the past several years, the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee, or FACCT, has been working across the state providing producers and consumers...

Shared Goals for Ag in 2018

During his State of the Union address President Trump didn’t mention agriculture or farming specifically, but there are several shared goals for both.

Beef is Big Business

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is holding their annual meeting in Phoenix and their current President  Craig Yuden was here last week for the...

Working for a new Farm Bill

Tennessee’s 4th District Congressman Scott DesJarlais is now into his 8th year in Washington and every year the one committee he’s been a constant...

Cattlemen Name Gresham Legislator of the Year

The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association recognized Senator Delores Gresham as their legislator of the year.

Success for Tennessee Cattlemen

The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association just held their 33RD annual convention and trade show in Murfreesboro and by all accounts was a big success.

Treemendous Opportunity

John McFadden is CEO of the TN Environmental Council and this year they have a goal of planting 250,000 trees in one day on...

First Ever UT Basketball Ag Night

Tennessee Farm Bureau and TN Farmers Cooperative recently teamed up to host the first ever UT Basketball agriculture night and careers panel discussion on...

Trading Power

Farm Bureau members are looking to NAFTA talks to create even better trade opportunities.

Ag Committee Hears from Ag Department

Tennessee’s Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton appeared before the state House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee this week to give an overview of the...

Coming Together to End Opioid Epidemic

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced a comprehensive plan to end the opioid epidemic and the nation’s two largest farming organizations have announced a...

The Feed Must Go On

Governor Bill Haslam has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency that waives hours of service for livestock and poultry drivers.

Research Expanding for Organics At Agricenter

The 1000-acre campus of Agricenter International just outside of Memphis will soon include in its arsenal of tools, an Organic Resource Center.

Farmers Celebrate 2017 Victories

As a new year gets underway, farmers and ranchers have several victories to celebrate from 2017.

Jr Hog Success

The interest continues to stay strong for Tennessee’s Junior Livestock shows.  The latest success comes from the state Jr. Market Hog show held at...

A Strong Voice for Farm Bureau Retiring

After 31 years on the job, the American Farm Bureau’s Mary Kay Thatcher is set to retire at the end of this month.

Farm Bureau Policy Agenda Set for 2018

Besides the excitement around President Trump attending the American Farm Bureau convention in Nashville this week, there were other important business items to tend...

4-H, FFA Members Meet the President

Two Tennessee agriculture youth leaders got the chance of a lifetime to meet President Donald Trump.

Tennessee Farm Bureau Shines

Tennessee Farm Bureau and it’s members were recognized with top awards during the American Farm Bureau convention in Nashville.

President Trump Praises our Most Important Industry

President Donald Trump is the first President in over 25 years to address the American Farm Bureau.

Huge Spotlight on Our Most Important Industry

Regardless of your politics, today is a special day for Tennessee and American agriculture as President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with farmers...

Farm Bureau Leaders and the President Coming to Tennessee

Over 6000 farmers and ranchers from across the country are heading to Opryland this weekend for the American Farm Bureau’s 99th annual convention, and...

Getting a Head Start

This next week, thousands of the nation’s farmers will be coming to Tennessee for the American Farm Bureau’s 99th Annual meeting and many row...

Extreme Measures

The arctic blast that’s gripped most of the country continues and livestock owners are encouraged to continue taking measures to ensure their animals are...

Farmer’s Resolve

As we get right into a new year, perhaps more so than any other group, our farmers are looking forward to a better year...

Happy New Year

As the New  Year kicks off, it always seems appropriate to look forward and not only set goals for the upcoming year, but see...