COVID-19 Resources

Monthly Archives: May 2020

Payments on the Way

Farmers across Tennessee are encouraged to now sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program or CFAP through their local Farm Service Agency office.

A Food Supply Chain Readjustment

The nation's food supply chain is known for its production and efficiency yet has recently been realigned to assure supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trying to Get Planted

Typically, this time of year, as the calendar turns to June, most cotton producers have finished planting, but not this year.

A Life Long Dream

Emily Nave was selected to represent Tennessee as the 2020 National FFA Officer Candidate fulfilling a dream she has had for a very long...

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Today, as we celebrate memorial day, we take time to honor those that have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.

From Student to Teacher

Abigayle Pollock has been named the new head coach of the University of Tennessee Livestock Judging Team.

Pandemic Likely to Increase Farm Bankruptcies

Obviously the pandemic has hit all sectors of the industry and following years of depressed prices and trade concerns, the number of farm bankruptcies...

Details of Relief Package Announced

Gathered with farmers and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue at the White House, President Donald Trump announced more details about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. USDA...

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in...

UT Extension Names Director of 4-H Youth Development

A familiar face is moving up in the ranks to lead University of Tennessee 4-H Youth Development across the state. Justin Crowe has been...

Making the Best Better

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture announced that Justin Crowe will take the position as the new UT Extension 4-H Development Director and...

Bobby Wilson named TWRA Executive Director

Bobby Wilson has been named executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The appointment was made following a unanimous vote by the 13-member...

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – USDA Applications

USDA will soon begin taking applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. As part of applying for the program, you’ll need to contact the...

COVID-19’s Impact on Ag Economy

UT economist Dr. Aaron Smith has been documenting the impact of COVID-19 and the agricultural economy.

Getting Food to Those in Need

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the approval of $1.2 billion in contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Taking It In a Stride

The impact of COVID-19 continues as college students across the state have been facing these uncertain times just like everyone else.

Price of Wholesale Meat and Livestock Widens

The price gap between wholesale meats and livestock continues to increase as animal processing capacity slows.

Meat Processing Capacity Falls Sharply

The U.S. meat industry is struggling to keep its processing plants open because workers are sick with COVID-19.

Agriculture and Commerce: Effects of the Pandemic on Rural Economies

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation is partnering with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry as hosts of a webinar titled: Agriculture and Commerce:...

Some Tips for Brand New, First Time Gardeners

If you are thinking of starting your first time ever vegetable garden, this report from USDA's Gary Crawford might help you.