Monthly Archives: January 2019

Putting the Farm Bill to Work

Tennessee and American farmers were pleased that Congress approved a new Farm Bill just before Christmas, but a lot of time lost on the...

Future of the Tennessee State Fair

The Tennessee State Fair Association has filed a lawsuit to stop construction of a Major League Soccer stadium on the current fairgrounds site.

Seeking Rural Prosperity

Gov. Bill Lee, just over a week into office, has held true on his emphasis that he wants to place on helping rural Tennessee.

UTIA Provides Insight in Economic Report to Governor

Despite a year wrought with international trade conflicts, research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates overall strength in the state’s agri-forestry...

Committed to Serving Beef

From the ground up, Jennifer Houston has been a passionate promoter of beef.  And she's ready to become the next president of the nation's...

Serving the 7th for Country

One of Tennessee's newest members of Congress is Dr. Mark Green.  He's in the House of Representatives for his first term representing the state's...

FSA Offices Opening Back Up

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will reopen this week to provide additional administrative services to...

Earning Consumer Trust for our Food

The tireless work our farmers do on a daily basis in producing our food is not enough to maintain consumer trust in our overall...

Row Crop Marketing Meeting

The Fayette County Extension Office will be hosting a marketing meeting. This meeting will be held in Braden –Braden Station Restaurant-189 Hwy 59 Mason, TN 38049...

Fayette County Extension UAV (Drone) Meeting

Fayette County Extension Office will be hosting a UAV (Drone) meeting. This meeting will be held at Rube Rhea’s Farm shop-15480 Hwy 64 S. Somerville, TN...

Fayette and Hardeman County Extension Offices Winter Production meeting

This meeting will be held at Lone Oaks Farm –10000 Lake Hardeman Rd. Middleton, TN 38052 starting at 10:00 a.m. The following specialists will be speaking at...

Reaching for the Finish Line

America's farmers and ranchers are making a pledge to support a new campaign for clean water, clear rules.

Directing the Unified Voice

Dale Moore is the current Executive Vice President for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Dicamba Stewardship Training in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Before Tennessee applicators can apply low-volatile versions of dicamba herbicide in 2019, they must first attend an approved dicamba-specific training. University of...

The Value of Farm Bureau

Neil Delk, Maury County Farm Bureau President attended the 100th annual American Farm Bureau Convention and said he learned even more about the purpose...

Tennessee Shines During 100th American Farm Bureau Convention

January 15, 2019 – New Orleans, LA – More than 7,000 farmers from across the country attended the 100th American Farm Bureau Convention held...

Grassroot Efforts Leading the Way

The last action to happen at the 100th annual gathering of the American Farm Bureau is the Annual Delegate Meeting, where policy for the...

President Addresses Farm Bureau Leaders

For the second straight year, President Donald Trump addressed Farm Bureau leaders, this time at their centennial celebration in New Orleans

A Centennial Celebration for Farm Bureau

Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken and farmers from Tennessee and all around the country are in New Orleans for the American Farm Bureau's...

Discussing Her Way to the Top

Tennessee's national competitor in the Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet is Laura Vaught, a lawyer with agricultural ties in Rutherford County.

Celebrating a Century at Farm Bureau

The nation's largest general farm organization is set to hold its annual meeting in New Orleans this weekend as the American Farm Bureau celebrates...

The 111th Now in Session

Franklin Republican Glen Casada was easily elected as the new Speaker of the House on the opening day of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly.

A New Voice for Farmers

Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn is back in Washington but this time on a different side of the Capitol.

Government Shutdown Causing Ag Concerns

The partial government shutdown is a growing concern for farmers and rural communities across Tennessee because they depend on many federal programs.

The 116th Off and Running

A new Congress is up and running in our nation's capitol and three new members of Tennessee's delegation were sworn in to serve, including...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Recognized for Membership Growth

During the December American Farm Bureau Federation Resolutions Meeting in Washington, D.C., Tennessee Farm Bureau President Aiken was recognized for TN Farm Bureau's membership...

Hopeful for a Stronger Year on the Farm

As we kick off a brand new year, farmers across Tennessee always remain optimistic for a better year than the last.