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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Welcome News for H-2A Program

The American Farm Bureau Federation says a commitment to processing H-2A applications ensures continued access to a stable food source.

Still Waiting on Dryer Ground

Farmers here in the Volunteer State are set on go to start corn planters rolling, if it would just dry out a little more.

2020 Census

It's that time - time to fill out the 2020 Census, and with everything going on in the world, it's most likely not on...

Still Farming and Still Teaching

Just as farmers across the state and country continue to work hard daily during this crisis to provide food, fiber and fuel, so are...

Finally, Planters Rolling

Tennessee corn farmers had waited long enough as several have now begun planting this year's crop.

Funds Available to Assist Farmers

Farmers and ranchers can apply for federal funds to assist their operations through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keeping our Farmers Farming

Tennessee's 7th District Congressman Mark Green has a unique perspective on the whole coronavirus situation.

Protecting Our Milk

Again unprecedented times we're in as reports have come out now that at least 14 dairy farms in Tennessee were told they would have...

Sewing for Others

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Tennessee, Tennessee 4-Hers across the state got right to work making masks for healthcare workers and many others.

Getting Paper Back On Line

Tennessee is well known for its diverse forestry industry.  Some of the world's largest producers of paper and paper products have mills operating here.

Poultry Farmers Stay Vigilant

COVID 19 has had an effect on every aspect of farming, that includes poultry production.

Refocusing Our Food System

The Agriculture Secretary says there's no shortage of food in this country. It's just taking the food system a little time to adjust to...

COVID-19’s Impact on Ag Economy

UT economist Dr. Aaron Smith has been documenting the impact of COVID-19 and the agricultural economy.  And while there's hope to begin reopening the...

UTIA Economist Dr. Aaron Smith

UTIA Economist Dr. Aaron Smith discusses the impact of COVID-19 to the Tennessee agricultural economy.

Welcome News for Farmers

Recently U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program that includes $19 billion worth of aid for farmers.

Everyday is Earth Day on the Farm

A much different way to celebrate Earth Day this year with COVID-19 keeping us all at a distance, but still farmers like Becky Richesin...

Responding to the Crisis

Tennessee's Department of Agriculture has been working all along, prior to the pandemic and throughout these unusual times, to protect public safety, ensure product...

USDA Food Purchases to Help Farmers and Food Banks

USDA food purchases as part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program fulfill a recent request by the American Farm Bureau Federation and Feeding America.

Strawberry Season is Here

The calendar says Tennessee strawberries are ready and hopefully folks will venture out to those farms where you can pick your own, or in...

Sheep and Goats Still Going Strong

A lot of sheep and goats filed through the sale barn at Tennessee Livestock Producers barn in Columbia this week.

Farmers Should Act Fast

Congress just authorized more federal economic aid for small businesses, including farmers.

Uncertainty Lingers

Even with the phased-in opening of the state's economy, there's still a lot of unknowns as to what happens next for our farmers.

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