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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Keeping It Fresh

When you start to purchase that next gallon of milk, our local dairy farmers are hoping you think about them first like Weigel's has.

Lawmakers Showing their Rural Support

The Tennessee General Assembly is about to adjourn for their first session and new laws are being passed to benefit our farmers and agribusinesses. ...

7 Habits for Highly Effective Farmers

A new webinar series highlighting seven habits for highly effective farmers put on in conjunction with the University of Tennessee and University of Kentucky...

Market Facilitation Program deadline gives farmers more time to complete certification

Farmers now have until May 17 to certify acres to receive payments from Market Facilitation Program. AFBF's Michael Clements has the story.

Forests Forever

Tennessee is blessed to have a forest industry that impacts all citizens, and the Tennessee Division of Forestry is tasked with the stewardship of...

Lab Grown Meat a Rising Concern

Lab-grown meat or cell-cultured meat is a topic that is becoming more talked about and the Tennessee Cattlemen's Association is monitoring closely.

An Alliance for All Farm Supporters

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) was formed nearly a decade ago with the intent on bringing together farmers and all of the...

Podcast with Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, (R-TN, 3rd District) @RepChuck met with Farm Bureau leaders from his congressional district in Athens to discuss ag and rural issues.

A Friend to Farm Bureau

Tennessee's 3RD District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann met with Farm Bureau leaders in Athens this week to discuss ag and rural issues and received his...

Heading to Indy

Julia Knaggs of the Station Camp FFA chapter was just chosen as Tennessee FFA's National Officer Candidate, where she will go on to compete...

Conservation Partners

Matt Lohr, a 5th generation Virginia farmer, is leading the efforts of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). @USDA_NRCS @MatthewJLohr  

National Poll Shows Impacts of Rural Economy on Farmer Mental Health

May is National Mental Health Month, and a new survey commissioned by the American Farm Bureau Federation reveals how farmers are holding up against...

That’s a Lot of Hay

Tennessee farmers produce a lot of hay each year, and May is one of the prime months for production.  USDA NASS TN Field Office  

Shoring Up Our Trade Agreements at Home

The U.S. has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the steel and aluminum tariffs, and Canada and Mexico will remove their...

Ground Broken on a New Creamery

Jeffery and Elizabeth Turner of Wilson County are hoping their efforts to expand their dairy operation will soon pay off. Close to 100 friends,...

China Trade Tensions Negatively Impacting Farmers

American farmers are suffering from ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Chad Smith has more. View the full story here.

Unofficial Start of Summer

Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember and honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our country, and many friends and families celebrate...

Gearing Up for 4-H Camp

It’s summertime and for Tennessee 4-H students, that means it’s about time for summer 4-H camp. More info on 4-H and Summer Camps

Improving Dairy Practices

Dairy is an important part of a well-balanced diet and Tennessee's agricultural economy, but as we know, dairies are currently struggling. Dr. Jeffery Bewley,...

Farm Bureau Welcomes Trade Aid, but Advocates for Trade Agreements

The American Farm Bureau Federation says the new trade aid package for farmers is needed, but wants to see trade agreements finalized to quickly...

June Dairy Month Kickoff

June is Dairy Month in Tennessee and it was kicked off at Battle Mountain Farm with a big crowd of industry leaders, 4-Hers and...

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