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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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.  

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.

Price of Wholesale Meat and Livestock Widens

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

The Need for Food is Dire

Food banks all across the country and right here in Tennessee are feeling the dramatice effects of COVID-19.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

From Student to Teacher

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

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...

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 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.

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.

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