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American Farm Bureau’s 102nd Convention Goes Virtual

The American Farm Bureau Federation announced that its 102nd Annual Convention will be held online following the cancelation of all events through Jan. 31, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center where the convention was scheduled to take place.

Debris Burn Permits Required Beginning Oct. 15

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4 - 10 by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires and obtain a debris burn permit for leaf and brush piles.

Trump Administration Invests Nearly $17 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Tennessee

The Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing nearly $17 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Tennessee.

Tennessee Farm and Forestry Businesses Share in $55 Million CAFB Fund

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group,and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced Coronavirus Agricultural and Forestry Business (CAFB) Fund awards to farm and forestry businesses.

Breaking Down CFAP 2.0

The administration announced details of the new $14-billion-dollar Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP2, that will provide direct payments to farmers and ranchers to partially offset COVID-19-related losses for producers.

TAEP Celebrates 15 Years of Supporting Agriculture in Tennessee

The Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) has supported agricultural production projects for 15 years, and Tennessee producers will continue to receive cost share assistance for farm expansions and improvements.

Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields is September 30

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is September 30, 2020 to update yields.

New, Expanded Livestock Marketing Opportunity Comes to Tennessee

United Producers Inc. will assume business activities of Tennessee Livestock Producers October 1 Columbia, Tenn. -- United Producers, Inc. (UPI), the Midwest’s largest livestock marketing...

Tennessee Master Farm Manager

Tennessee Master Farm Manager is a new educational Extension program. The course will focus on solid business principals and efficiently utilizing resources on the...

Trump Administration Invests Nearly $10 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Tennessee

ReConnect Funding to Connect 1,658 Rural Households to High-Speed Broadband The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing...

Billion-Dollar Agronomy Business Merger

A new $1 billion agronomy business venture is being formed by Agri-AFC, GreenPoint AG, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative. Carrying forward, the business will be named...

Orders Now Accepted for Division of Forestry Tree Seedlings

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDF) is offering a variety of tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation and conservation projects....

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