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New Report Recommends Improvements to NASS

A new report released by the American Farm Bureau Federation provides an in-depth examination into the USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) survey collection and data reporting issues.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.

TFBF’s Statement on Special Legislative Session

Tennessee Farm Bureau supports Governor Lee’s special session legislation, which addresses a range of education issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage lawmakers to support this legislation and to complete an efficient special session for the benefit of youth and the future of Tennessee.

New Rule Improves Partner Flexibility in Regional Conservation Partnership Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final rule for its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The rule updates USDA’s partner-driven program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrates feedback from agricultural producers and others.

USDA Offers Additional Assistance Through Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program.

Farm Bureau Establishes 2021 Policies

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 102nd Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2021.

USDA, Tennessee Sign Shared Stewardship Agreement to Improve Forest Conditions on Public and Private...

Tennessee’s forests will benefit from strengthened partnerships between federal and state agencies following today’s virtual signing of a Shared Stewardship agreement.

2020 Tennessee Annual Crop Production Summary

Corn production in Tennessee is estimated at 140 million bushels, up 4% from the November forecast and down 13% from the previous crop. Yield...

UT AgResearch Announces 2021 Field Day Schedule

Nineteen Events, Most Occurring In-Person, Scheduled to Showcase UT Agricultural Research

UT Extension Publishes Resource for New or Beginning Farmers

“How to Talk Farming” Agriculture Dictionary Available Online COLUMBIA, Tenn. – What’s the difference between a filly and a foal? What about tillage and no-till...

New Dietary Guidelines Reaffirm Dairy’s Critical Role in a Healthy Diet

On Dec. 29, 2020, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 edition was released and reaffirmed dairy’s critical role in a healthy diet.

Tennessee Equine Health Advisory Commission Formed

Monday, December 28, 2020 NASHVILLE – Work of the newly-formed Tennessee Equine Health Advisory Commission is underway with a group of experts in the equine...

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