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Monthly Archives: August 2020

CFAP Assistance Still Available

State officials are trying to get the word out to all farmers across Tennessee that the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, is still...

Senate HEALS Act Includes Critical Ag Relief

The Senate has developed what they call the HEALS Act, which includes additional coronavirus relief funding for the Department of Agriculture.

Improving the Bottom Line

For several years, Tennessee beef cattle producers have been utilizing a marketing opportunity to get more value out of their feeder cattle and that...

Looking for the Top Dog

The American Farm Bureau Federation seeks nominations for the 2021 Farm Dog of the Year contest. Micheal Clements shares how the contest recognizes farmers...

Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies During Covid-19

Farm bankruptcies continue to rise, but the rate of new filings is slowing. Chad Smith tells us bankruptcy filings rose eight percent from June...

Skyhawks Going Back to School

The University of Tennessee at Martin is beginning classes for the Fall 2020 semester and things are going to look a bit different than...

UT Students Back to School

Students at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville have begun their arrival on campus for the Fall semester.  

Essential Work from our Farmers

Despite the ongoing challenges associated with Covid 19, Tennessee farmers are still working to provide the food and fiber needs for all Americans and...

Governor Announces Expanded Relief for Ag and Forestry Businesses

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Charlie Hatcher says a new, expanded relief stimulus package will help those that have perhaps not seen...

The Numbers Keep Adding Up

The impact of Covid 19 continues to add up for all us, and for sure for our farmers and our ag industry.

Concern Growing Over Private Property Destruction

Farmers like Jimmy Moody are growing more frustrated over the damage caused by trespassers with all-terrain vehicles on his farm.

Better Than Expected

Tennessee's Commissioner of Finance and Administration Butch Eley told farm leaders recently at the Tennessee Farm Bureau's Presidents Conference the governor understands the importance...

CFAP Extension Adds More Eligibility

Changes to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program offers relief to more producers. Micheal Clements shares more on what additional commodities are covered under the...

Tracking China Trade Purchases

Increased new-crop sales to China have the attention of U.S. Agriculture. But as Micheal Clements shares, China needs to buy more to meet trade...

Grassroots Working Hard for Policy

This time of year means policy development meetings for county Farm Bureau leaders across the state.

Protecting Our Forest Resources

Tennessee is blessed with an abundant forest resource and the role of the Tennessee Division of Forestry is to promote and protect that resource.

Packing a Safe School Lunch for Your Child

In some areas, kids will be going to school, at least part of the week. Here are some tips for packing a safe school...

Still Delivering That Vital Info

Day after day, even through the pandemic, our farmers, consumers and 4-H'ers have continued to depend on the University of Tennessee Extension Service.

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