Yearly Archives: 2020

Always Looking to a Better Year

New Year's Day has always been special to our farm families across Tennessee as lots of families gathering around the table to reflect back...

Reflecting on a Challenging 2019

For the agriculture industry, 2019 brought many challenges for farmers, but also some major victories.

Shedding the Weight Right

There's a right and wrong way to shed those extra pounds we may have put on during the holidays. The right way is less...

Agritourism Still Attractive

The Tenn. Department of Agriculture has announced the appointment of Kacey Troup as a new business consultant with responsibilities centered around agritourism.

Farmers Hopeful for a Rise in Exports

After a couple of years of trade wars that have impacted the ag economy, there's hope for farmers in this new year that ag...

Hog Show Success

The Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show in Murfreesboro was another success this year with more than 250 4-H and FFA members from 40 counties...

A New Speaker Takes the Gavel

He was officially sworn in last August, but this week new Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton will gavel in the start of the...

Partners for Ag

Nearly 100 of Tennessee's ag and forestry leaders attended the Ag Industry Partners meeting recently hosted by the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation at their...

A Citizen Legislature

38-year old farmer Rusty Grills of Dyer County was officially sworn into office as the second session of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly is...

Farmers Welcome Historic Trade Agreement

President Donald Trump signed the historic Phase One trade agreement with China this week that could mean an unprecedented amount of American agricultural products...

A Successful Week for Agriculture

To put the cherry on top of an already positive week for agriculture, the U.S. Senate passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement.

Tennesseans Gather in Austin

More than 220 Tennessee Farm Bureau members have traveled to Austin, Texas for the American Farm Bureau Federation's 101st Annual Convention.

2020 Vision for Farm Bureau

For the third straight year, President Donald Trump addressed farm leaders gathered this week at the American Farm Bureau convention in Austin, Texas.

Making Tennessee Proud

While at the American Farm Bureau's 101st Annual Meeting, Tennessee had some impressive young farmers competing for top honors.

Farm Policy for 2020

Voting delegates at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Austin, Texas discussed and adopted policy resolutions that will guide the farm organization for...

Discussing the Issues

Katie Martin of Putnam County recently spent time at the American Farm Bureau Convention in Austin, Texas where she competed in the Young Farmers...

AFBF Sets Policy Priorities

Delegates from across the country met during the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and set policy priorities for the organization in 2020.

Clearing Up Water Rules

The Waters of the U.S. replacement rule gives farmers and ranchers the clarity they need to comply with federal regulations while protecting the nation’s...

USMCA Signed into Law

President Donald Trump signed into law the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement paving the way for a new since of optimism from farmers and farm...

A Super Day for Food Safety

The lack of a good defensive safety can cost a football team dearly. So can the lack of good food safety at your Super...

Preparing for the Future

Scott Caine, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Aimpoint Research, recently spoke to Tennessee Farm Bureau members about what the company is...

Lead USDA Attorney from a Tenn. Farm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's head attorney is Obion County's own, Stephen Vaden.

Priorities Raised for Rural Tennessee

Gov. Bill Lee's State of the State address on Monday highlighted many of his initiatives to building a stronger rural Tennessee.

UT Extension Hosts Grain Conference

The University of Tennessee Extension hosted the West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference recently in Dyersburg.

Help on the Way, Hopefully

Gov. Bill Lee's budget proposal would help restore funding for additional Extension Agents in some of our rural counties.

Tennessee’s New Executive Director for FSA

After serving as Executive Director for Giles County's Farm Service Agency for the past 34 years, the Trump Administration has named Mike Mayfield as...

Working to Close the Urban-Rural Divide

The Foundation for Agriculture is leading the way in educating consumers about modern farming.

Rural Tourism

Tennessee's Commissioner of Tourist Development, Mark Ezell, appeared recently before the State Senate's Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources committee to discuss more about their...

A Penny A Bushel Adds Up

The Tennessee Corn Promotion Board has collected $900,000 from the corn checkoff so farm since March of 2019.

Chronic Wasting Disease a Continued Concern

We've been hearing about the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) for about a year now, and it continues to be a concern.

Prepping for a New Crop Season

Its still February but that doesn't mean farmers aren't thinking a lot about planting season that will begin within the next month or so.

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