Monthly Archives: October 2019

Shooting Hunger

Farm industry partners recently came together for their 5th annual Shooting Hunger event at the Nashville Gun Club that helps raise money and awareness...

AFBF Applauds U.S. – Japan Agreement

Last week's announcement of the United States - Japan trade agreement is a positive step for agriculture. Michael Clements has more.

Time to Celebrate Porktober

Did you know that October is Pork Month? The entire month of October, Tennessee Pork Producers will be celebrating Porktober by educating consumers, with...

Dry Conditions, Fire Threat Linger

The continued dry conditions are causing an increase in the number of fires being reported across the state as state officials urge extreme caution. Burn...

New State Vet Ready to Protect and Promote Animal Agriculture

Dr. Samantha Beaty has been preparing for her new role as Tennessee State Veterinarian since growing up in Fentress County. TDA Names Dr. Samantha Beaty...

Support for Trade and our Farms

Vice President Mike Pence and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue were in Tennessee to promote the US Canada Mexico Trade Agreement.

Excelling in Agriculture

Jason and Julie Head of Montgomery County were recently selected as this year's Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Winners.

Celebrating National 4-H Week

4-H students and alumni across the country are celebrating an organization which has influenced many, including Tennessee State 4-H Council President Laura Grace Jenkins.

An Even Bigger China Trade Deal for Ag

President Trump and U.S. farmers are excited to hear the news of positive negotiations towards trade with China.

The Push for More Trade

With the hopes of a soon signed trade agreement with China, there's a continued push for Congress to pass the bipartisan-supported trade deal with...

Getting the Story Right

Members of the Tennessee Farm Bureau's Ag In the Classroom Advisory Council met to hear how the program is working to share the story...

Representing the Volunteer State

Jerry Ray of Moore County recently traveled to Moultrie, Georgia for the Sunbelt Ag Expo as the 30th Tennessee Swisher Sweets Southeastern Farmer of...

Focus on Sustainability

Farmers are some of the biggest advocates for sustainability. American Farm Bureau's Micheal Clements has more.

ReConnecting Economic Opportunities for Rural Tennessee

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was back in the Volunteer State to announce the first grant recipients under USDA's Reconnect Pilot Program for expanding...

59th State Land Judging Contest

The 59th Annual State Land Judging competition was held this week in Oak Ridge as 4-H and FFA teams were competing for top honors...

Swine Fever Reshaping the Global Pork Industry

The African swine fever outbreak in China means the nation must import more pork to keep up with demand.

A Nuisance to Farmers

Recently an educational and evaluation session on black vulture sub-permits was held where local farmers gathered to learn more about their options when dealing...

From High School to College

When you hear about 4-H or FFA, you typically relate both organizations to students in either elementary, middle or high school, but students from...

Addressing the Federal Milk Marketing Order

In January of this year, voting delegates at the American Farm Bureau Convention recommended the organization convene a Farm Bureau and producer-led coalition to...

AFBF Applauds Bill Addressing Rural Stress

New legislation in the Senate addresses mental health and stress stemming from the farm economy. Micheal Clements has more.

USDA Hemp Rule Gets More Clarification

The Agriculture Department has just released details of a long-awaited regulatory process to guide states in the production and transportation of industrial hemp.

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