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Yearly Archives: 2021

New Year’s on the Farm

Today, a lot of us are hoping the start of the new year will bring better days as we all look towards containment of...

Farm Bureau Priorities for the New Congress

The American Farm Bureau Federation is looking ahead to the 117th Congress. Chad Smith has more on AFBF’s priorities in the new year.

Building on Tennessee’s Top Industry

Weakley County farmer Andy Holt has taken a position with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture as Director of Business Development.

Keeping That New Year’s Resolution

Why do many of us fail to keep our New Year's resolution to start exercising? Gary Crawford has an expert with the answer.

Join AFBF’s Convention This Weekend

The American Farm Bureau Federation will kick off its virtual annual convention this weekend.

Farmers Hope to Expand Poultry in Henderson County

Farmers in Henderson County are looking to diversify and take advantage of a new market opportunity for poultry farming.

Farm Economy Outlook in 2021

The farm economy outlook is improving thanks to trade, COVID-19 relief, and a market rally.

Closing the Gap

Normally farmer delegates from all across the country would be gathering for the American Farm Bureau convention but because of the pandemic it was...

Sharing a Passion for Agriculture

Cannon County's Lou Nave has been elected once again to serve on the American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee.

A Virtual Success

The American Farm Bureau convention this year is almost complete and while farmers were hoping to be in-person at the 102nd annual meeting, COVID-19...

Farm Bureau Sets Policy Objectives for the Year

Farm Bureau delegates voted on policy priorities for 2021 at the conclusion of the American Farm Bureau Federation Virtual Annual Convention. Micheal Clements shares...

Still Farming to Feed America

The American Farm Bureau Federation is supporting Feeding America through sales of the #StillFarming to Feed America t-shirts.

USDA Expands Eligibility for CFAP

The latest update to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program includes expanded eligibility for some commodities.

Building Stronger Relationships for Agriculture

The Biden Administration takes over in Washington and ag groups like Farm Bureau are hoping the transition is seamless for America's farmers and ranchers.

Meat Processors Hopeful Trends Continue

Last year at the onset of the pandemic, we all saw empty meat counters at local grocery stores, and that caused the demand on...

Reporting Back

The American Farm Bureau Federation released a report detailing how USDA NASS can improve accuracy and farmer confidence in survey results.

Beef’s Refocus on the Retail Meat Section

The circumstances of a pandemic led the beef industry to shift its marketing and promotion focus on sales over the meat counter of grocery...

Contract Growers Eligible for CFAP

The Department of Agriculture has updated the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to provide relief to more producers. Micheal Clements shares who can apply for...

Mastering Our Tennessee Crops

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has launched its new Tennessee Master Row Crop Certification program across the state. Tennessee Master Row Crop Certification

Trade with China

China purchased near record levels of U.S. farm products last year and that pace continues so far in 2021.

U.S. Farmers Remain Hopeful for South African Workers

Farmers like Jason Head of Montgomery County are concerned whether their H-2A workers from South Africa would be allowed to come to the U.S....

Many Farmers Looking to Spring

Regardless of whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, our farmers are gearing up for another planting season, but they will be mindful...

Similar Priorities for Farm Bureau, Vilsack

President Joe Biden’s nominee for Agriculture Secretary holds some of the same goals as the American Farm Bureau Federation. Micheal Clements shares what issues...

Food Safety Measures for Super Sunday

One food safety expert says the food safety practices of many of us on Super Bowl Sunday might need further review. Gary Crawford has...

Adapting to the Environment

This week hundreds of farmers would have attended the West Tennessee Grain Conference in Dyersburg as in years past in person, but because of...

Preparing for the Cold

Just looking at the upcoming forecast will make you shiver, as cold temperatures are expected throughout the week, and for farmers, this means extra...

Caution Still Needed

Farm bankruptcies declined in 2020. However, as Micheal Clements shares, that doesn’t necessarily mean the outlook for agriculture is improving.

Investment for Rural Tennessee

This week Governor Bill Lee delivered his state of the state address to state lawmakers and part of his budget proposals submitted are earmarked...

A New Tractor on the Farm

Its not everyday that a new tractor shows up on the farm, but that's exactly the case for 29-year old Kary Robinson of Franklin...

Listening to the Concerns of Farmers

Tennessee's 7th District Congressman Mark Green says he's working to listen and support Tennessee farmers.

More Research Needed

A new Farm Bureau analysis offers a look at carbon sequestration by agriculture in the United States. Micheal Clements shares how the data reveals agriculture needs...

Farmers Protecting Their Livestock

West and Middle Tennessee farmers have been hit pretty hard this week with snow, sleet and extremely cold weather conditions and that means a...

Winter Finally Hitting Hard All Over

What are the agricultural impacts of expanding extreme cold weather? Stephanie Ho has the story.

Farm Income Projections Down, Outlook Up

A drop in government payments to farmers will cause a drop in overall farm sector income this year.

Wage Increases for H-2A Workers

Farmers must pay H-2A workers more in 2021, as defined by a report from the Department of Agriculture. Micheal Clements shares what this means...

FFA Goodwill Tour

Even though the FFA Goodwill Tour is a little different with the pandemic, the message for support is still strong.

Adapting to the New University Experience

University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Dr. Keith Carver talks about the student experience under the pandemic.

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