Yearly Archives: 2019

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.

Our Farms are Our Future

There's a reason the state seal of Tennessee has agriculture prominently displayed.

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...

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.

A New Voice for Farmers

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

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.

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...

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.

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...

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

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...

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...

Directing the Unified Voice

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

Reaching for the Finish Line

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Securing Ag Labor

The American Farm Bureau Federation says legislation introduced by a U.S. Representative from California would start a dialogue on Capitol Hill about agriculture labor...

FFA Traveling Far and Wide

Abigail McConnell of the Munford FFA Chapter is excited about her trip this summer with a program called "Go FFA."

A Snapshot of Our Farms

Some characteristics of family farms from an economic and commodity perspective are part of the focus of an annual USDA report. Rod Bain tells...

Dairy Farmers Fighting Strong

Dairy farmers across Tennessee and the country are experiencing tough times.

Farm Bill Example

Recently, long-time Senator Pat Roberts, who is chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, told Farm Bureau leaders that he hopes his colleagues can work...

U.S. Jobs Report Shows Continued Growth, Good for Agriculture

The most recent monthly jobs report showed an employment gain around the country. That's good news for the entire economy, including agriculture. Chad Smith...

Adding Value to Tennessee Cattle

Tennessee Livestock Producers is Tennessee Farm Bureau's oldest service company, started in 1932 as a marketing cooperative.

Preparing Your Tax Returns

It may be odd to many, but most of us should have an easier time filing our taxes this year.

A Growing Threat to the Deer Population

Tennessee wildlife officials gave updates this week to state lawmakers about the situation in Southwest Tennessee where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has now been...

Connecting Farms to Wildlife

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue was back in Tennessee attending the National Wild Turkey Federation's annual meeting and talking about the strong connection of...

Up to Here in Mud

The wet, cold and muddy conditions seem almost too extreme this year for our cattle farmers.

FFA Travels the Volunteer State

It's National FFA Week and that means the Tennessee FFA state officers are celebrating by traveling across the state during their annual Goodwill Tour.

Chance of a Lifetime

High school students from across the state had the opportunity to attend an agricultural career panel as part of Ag Night at the University...

Searching for Answers

Beekeepers in Tennessee and across the country continue to struggle with the health of one of our most important insects.

Flooding Across the State

Roads and schools are closed and events have been cancelled all across Tennessee this week as folks continue to deal with the effects of...

Trying to Stay on Dry Ground

The recent floods forced cattle producers in boats to round up their animals.

Ringing the Bell for Ag

Governor Bill Lee addressed more than 600 farm leaders yesterday in Nashville as he attended the Farm Bureau's Bell Ringer Country Dinner.

Agriculture and Rural Areas a Priority for Tennessee

Tonight Tennesseans will hear from Governor Bill Lee in his first State of the State address.

A Slight Jump in Farm Income Expected

Over the past five years, farmers here in Tennessee and across the country have seen income levels continue to drop, but finally, a more...

Tennessee Agribition Kicking Off

Agribition offers a unique chance for producers to see top quality show animals on Friday and then purchase them on Saturday and this event...

Celebrating Our Most Important Industry

This is National Agriculture Week, a week set aside to recognize this incredible industry that each one of depends on every day.

National Nutrition Month

March is national nutrition month and the Dairy Alliance is tackling dietary myths this month to debunk common diet disasters people make.

Ag Day on the Hill

A great day to celebrate Tennessee's top industry by perhaps agriculture's biggest promoter, Governor Bill Lee.

Partnerships for Ag

Several industry partners in Tennessee agriculture gathered at the Tennessee Farm Bureau headquarters office in Columbia for a first-of-its-kind meeting.

Broadband Initiative Connecting Rural America

The American Broadband Initiative is helping rural America connect to rural broadband.

A Roadmap for Success

Hundreds of 4-H'ers from across the state are attending Tennessee 4-H Congress this week in Murfreesboro and Nashville.

Making the Best Better

Gov. Bill Lee gave remarks to delegates attending Tennessee 4-H Congress in Murfreesboro remembering his time serving in the youth organization.

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