Farm Bureau Applauds New Clean Water Rule Proposal Signed by EPA

State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing...

Tennessee’s own Mitch Baker chosen as one of six new National FFA Officers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013/National FFA Organization) "“ Students from Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Iowa, West Virginia and Oregon have been elected by delegates...

Tennessee Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Applications Accepted Through March 16

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). “Tennessee’s diverse...

UT Institute of Agriculture Appoints New Dean for UT Extension

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has chosen a new leader for UT Extension, and he’s home grown. Dr. Robert Burns is a native of Walland, Tennessee, who holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering, an M.S. in environmental engineering and a B.S. in agricultural engineering – all from UT. He will manage UT Extension’s statewide educational and outreach program that helps ensure the success of the state’s $4.3 billion+ agricultural industries. UT Extension also coordinates with local, state and federal agencies regarding public health issues and youth development.
Lincoln County, TN

Second Case of HPAI Detected in Lincoln County

The state veterinarian confirms that a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a second commercial chicken breeder flock within the existing controlled quarantined zone in Lincoln County, Tenn.

Haslam Announces Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties

Haslam Announces Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties 29 adjoining counties also eligible NASHVILLE "“ Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom...

AFBF & 532 Groups: Bring Farm Bill Back to House Floor

The American Farm Bureau Federation helped garner a group of more than 532 organizations that recently urged House leadership to bring the farm bill...

2014 AFBF Convention heads to San Antonio

The 2014 AFBF Annual Convention will return to San Antonio, Texas January 11 "“ 16, 2014. Tennessee Farm Bureau leaders will have the choice...
TN Farm Bureau News March 2018

March 2018 issue of the TN Farm Bureau News

The March issue of the Tennessee Farm Bureau News will be hitting mailboxes within the week - highlighting the Junior Market Hog Show, agricultural...

A Good Day for Agriculture

Tennessee Farm Bureau hosted an event with Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to highlight the new Clean Water Rule...

Ag Enhancement Deadline Nears for Livestock Projects

  Dec. 1 is the deadline for eligible farmers to submit reimbursement requests for livestock projects approved through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program.   "It's...

Coffee County’s AJ and Valerie Teal Win State Young Farmer Honors

Columbia, TN July 21, 2018 - Coffee County young farmers AJ and Valerie Teal were named Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher...

Join in the fun at Ag Day, Nov. 3

A three-hour festival in Knoxville on Saturday, Nov. 3, hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, promises events and excitement for everyone. Ag...

UT Announces Plans for Beef and Forage Field Day

Event is June 9; plan now to attend ALCOA, Tenn. "” With both production costs and consumer prices on the rise, there will be plenty...

August 1 Crop Production Forecast

Tennessee’s agricultural producers remain optimistic about the 2018 crop year, particularly corn, which is expected to produce a record yield,” said Debra Kenerson, State...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Recognized for Membership Growth

During the December American Farm Bureau Federation Resolutions Meeting in Washington, D.C., Tennessee Farm Bureau President Aiken was recognized for TN Farm Bureau's membership...

Global Demand Drives Food Prices Higher in Third Quarter

Strong global demand, especially for pork and other protein-rich foods, was a primary driver behind higher retail prices at the supermarket during the third...

UTIA Provides Insight in Economic Report to Governor

Despite a year wrought with international trade conflicts, research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates overall strength in the state’s agri-forestry...

Trade Dispute Effects on Tennessee Agriculture Outlined in Yearly Report to Governor

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Despite another year of international trade conflicts, research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture outlines the continued economic strength...

NASS Shows More Corn, Cotton Less Soybeans Planted for Tenn.

RELEASED: June 28, 2019 Tennessee Corn Acreage Up From Last Year Soybeans planted in Tennessee were estimated at 1.50 million acres, down 200,000 acres from 2018....

Drought and Extreme Heat Resources

These resources are intended to provide information that can help farmers and families cope with the immediate negative consequences of drought and high temperature...

Davidson County farm hosts U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

October 8, 2019, Nashville, TN - United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently held a townhall event on a Tennessee farm to...

Tennessee FFA’s Nick Baker elected National FFA Secretary

Students from Arkansas, Tennessee, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia and Utah have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2015-16...

WLJT awarded funding to extend digital coverage in rural West Tennessee

WLJT awarded funding to extend digital coverage in rural West Tennessee                          ...

2014 4-H Congress Officers Elected

Since its beginning in 1948, Congress has given more than 33,900 4-H'ers and volunteer leaders firsthand experience in state government. 4-H Congress is truly...

Tennessee Celebrates National Ag Day

State leaders and citizens celebrated Agriculture Day in Tennessee on Tuesday, March 12 with Ag Day on the Hill. The event coincided with National...

TDA Reminds Farmers TAEP Application Period Begins June 1

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers to begin filling out their applications for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Applications can...

First Mobile App for Landscape and Nursery Professionals Developed by a Team of Plant...

Green Industry professionals often find themselves in the field needing immediate access to pest and plant disease information and plant care recommendations. Or, they...

Harrison Named Assistant Commissioner for Consumer and Industry Services

Wilson County native Keith Harrison will take on the role of Assistant Commissioner for the Consumer and Industry Services division at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Tennessee Farm Bureau Hosts Agriculture U.S. Senate Forum

Cookeville, TN October 16, 2014 "“ The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation hosted an agricultural forum for the two U.S. Senate nominees, Sen. Lamar Alexander...

Scientists with UT Institute of Agriculture Investigate Pollinator Health

MILAN, Tenn. – For the past decade, pollinator populations, particularly honeybee populations, have been in decline. Researchers say this phenomenon of global honeybee loss,...

TN Farm Bureau News – September 2014 issue

Flip through the pages of the latest issue of Farm Bureau News, a bi-monthly newspaper focusing on agricultural issues "“ from what's happening around...

2013 TN Farm Bureau Presidents Conference

The 2013 Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference is a two-day informative and interactive conference where leadership from the county level come from across the...

Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture Issues New Measures for Dicamba

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is taking measures to mitigate the risk of drift of herbicides containing dicamba.

Sunbelt Expo Celebrates 35 Great Years

Each year, the Sunbelt Ag Expo makes fall a festive time for farmers and their families from the Southeast. This year will be a...

Former Congressman Ed Jones Inducted into Tennessee Ag Hall of Fame

Former 8th district congressman Ed Jones, who helped craft landmark federal legislation establishing modern farm policy and conservation programs, has been inducted into the...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Holds 97th Annual Meeting

More than 1,500 farmers from across the state will gather in Cool Springs December 1-4 for the purpose of developing policy for 2019, electing...

National Corn Growers Association Becomes Official Partner of NASCAR

Collaboration Supports  Use of Sunoco Green E15 "“ 15 Percent Corn Ethanol Blend made with American Ethanol in NASCAR's 2011 Races ST. LOUIS (February 3,...

State Introduces New Mobile App for Farms, Farmers Markets

A "Pick Tennessee" mobile app is now available which can find and then map the way to locally grown farm products, farms and farmers...

Compromise Is Tough To Do These Days

On a cold and wintery day during the 94th annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau held in Nashville at the Opryland Hotel this...

All-American July 4th Cookout Ticks Up, Still Under $6 Per Person

A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Tom Womack

Womack Named Deputy Commissioner for the TN Department of Agriculture

With nearly 30 years of experience working for the state, Tom Womack will continue his service in a new role as Deputy Commissioner of...

Farmers and Ranchers Warn: Estate Taxes Can Kill Family Businesses

Farm Bureau member Brandon Whitt urged Congress to repeal the estate tax to free up farmers and ranchers to build stronger businesses and benefit...

Legacy and Life of Joe Pearson

Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation is deeply saddened by the passing of Chief Administrative Officer Joe Pearson, who died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Vanderbilt...

Governor-Elect Bill Lee Announces Dr. Charlie Hatcher to Lead the Tennessee Department of Agriculture

At the Tennessee Farm Bureau Annual Convention, Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee announced that Dr. Charlie Hatcher will join his cabinet to serve as Commissioner...
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Tennessee Ag Tag Celebrates 20 Years On The Road

The Tennessee Ag Tag has cruised the road for 20 years now. The tag with the little red barn arrived in September 1996 and became...

Support Local Dairies, Look for New Tennessee Milk Logo

Consumers now have a way to know that their milk comes from Tennessee dairy farms with the new official Tennessee Milk logo. Milk labeled as...

Dicamba Stewardship Training in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Before Tennessee applicators can apply low-volatile versions of dicamba herbicide in 2019, they must first attend an approved dicamba-specific training. University of...

2014 Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention

The 2014 Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Convention will be held December 6-9 in Cool Springs, Tennessee. Farmers from across the state will gather to...

2015 TN Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

The 2015 Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Meeting will be held December 7-8 in Franklin, Tennessee. We hope you will join us for two...

Eliminate the Death Tax

Have you have ever wondered why the modern Tennessee farmer has a hard time making it? Consider this. Many farms are passed on through...

99th American Farm Bureau Convention Highlights

So much transpired during the 99th American Farm Bureau Convention that we created this special page with links to pictures, articles, audio and video...

Yes on 2

What Is Vote YES on 2?   Vote YES on 2 is the campaign to pass the Judicial Selection Amendment to our state constitution. The...

Adequate Land Ranks as Top Concern of Young Farmers

Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm...

Cost of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Up Slightly This Year

The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased less...

Haslam Requests Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam  recently requested a secretarial designation of natural disaster for agriculture in 15 counties as a result of severe storms and...

Good Week for Farming!

  Fall harvest progress is right on target with the average rate thanks to five full days suitable for fieldwork last week.   Grower's...

Food Safety A Priority In Storm Aftermath

"When in doubt, throw it out," says Tenn. public health official NASHVILLE "“ Due to power outages experienced in storm and flood-impacted areas across the...

UT Institute of Agriculture Announces “All Vol Cheese” for Sale by UT Students

Some future food scientists are saying "cheese" these days, and it has nothing to do with having their photo taken. The University of Tennessee College...

2017 Census of Agriculture Data Series Additions Measure the Changing Face of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Tennessee Field Office announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture with both traditional...

‘Get a Move on for GMOs’ Helps Farmers Stand Up for Biotechnology

GetaMoveOn.fb.org is Farm Bureau's just-launched advocacy website that gives farmers and ranchers a simple way to "Get a Move On" for GMOs. Through the...

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Reaches Out To Storm Victims

Throughout much of the history of this great state, the family members of Oklahoma Farm Bureau have worked together, sharing the joys, and the...
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State Veterinarian Releases Avian Influenza Control Zone

The state veterinarian has released the control zone surrounding two Lincoln County poultry farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The statewide poultry health advisory is also lifted, and poultry owners can now resume regular activity.

American Farm Bureau 95th Annual Convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation is the nation's largest general farm organization. More than 6.1 million American families are members of Farm Bureau in...

Haslams Support Pick Tennessee Products

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam honored Tennessee farmers and farm products Wednesday night, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pick Tennessee...

TDA Urges Livestock & Pet Owners to Take Heat Precautions

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is urging livestock and pet owners to take precautions during this period of hot temperatures and high humidity. The...

Tennessee Shines During 100th American Farm Bureau Convention

January 15, 2019 – New Orleans, LA – More than 7,000 farmers from across the country attended the 100th American Farm Bureau Convention held...

Cotton and Corn Showing Strong Interest in 2011

According to a recent survey of producers conducted by the Tennessee Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, strong commodity futures prices across...

Tennessee Markets Celebrate National Farmers Market Week with Special Events

Tennessee's farmers markets have reason to celebrate. Summer fruits and vegetables of all kinds are plentiful, and farmers market fans continue to increase each...

National Farm Safety & Health Week

Shift Farm Safety into High Gear...each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week....

UT AgResearch and USDA Release New Soybean Line

The United States Department of Agriculture along with University of Tennessee AgResearch have recently released a new soybean germplasm line that is resistant to...

Landowners & Producers With Generic Base Acres Your Commodity Program Payments are About...

University of Tennessee Extension and partners are hosting 5 meetings to assist producers and landowners with finalizing their decisions regarding generic base acres and...

Tennessee Corn Promotion Council Names Executive Director

The Tennessee Corn Promotion Council (TCPC) has named Carol Reed of Martin, Tennessee as their Executive Director. TCPC works in cooperation with the Tennessee...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Praises Congressional Support of Trade Promotion Authority

U.S. Congressmen Phil Roe (R-1st), Chuck Fleischmann (R-3rd), Scott DesJarlais (R-4th), Jim Cooper (D-5th), Diane Black (R-6th), Marsha Blackburn (R-7th)  and Stephen Fincher (R-8th)...

Statement by Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken Regarding Governor Haslam’s State of the...

The Tennessee Farm Bureau is pleased that in his State of the State address, Gov. Bill Haslam continued to show support for Tennessee's farm...

County Farm Bureaus talk issues with Congressman Scott DesJarlais

County Farm Bureau leaders from all corners of the 4th Congressional District met to show appreciation to Congressman Scott DesJarlais for his dedicated service...

2019 Presidents Conference

If you missed Tennessee Farm Bureau's Presidents Conference, check out the photo gallery to catch all of the action! From speakers like Tennessee Governor...

EPA Administrator Goodwill Visit to Tennessee Farm

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made a goodwill visit to a Tennessee farm recently as part of his State Action Tour, to address the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and get comments on how to get it right going forward. He met with 150 farmers from across the state on the Williamson County farm of Eddie and Pam Sanders with the message – “We’re here today to talk to farmers and ranchers, you are our first conservationists, our first environmentalists and can be great partners to make sure we do things right.”

New UT Equine Extension and Research Center to host open house

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is opening a new facility devoted to horse farm management.  The Equine Extension and Research Center...

Gov. Haslam Declares July Beef Month

  Well, it's official! Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed July as Beef Month in Tennessee and encourages all citizens to join him in this...

President Trump to Address Farm Bureau Members in January at Conv. in Nashville

Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States, will address farm and ranch families from across the nation at the American Farm...

TFBF Statement on New Trade Deals

"Strengthening our export markets for Tennessee agricultural products is a top Farm Bureau priority, and we welcome the progress the Trump Administration has made...

4-H Ambassador Tour

The Tennessee 4-H Ambassador's stop by Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Headquarters to discuss what is going on within their organization during their Ambassador Tour.

ASA Awards David Womack with Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized David Womack from Shelbyville, Tenn. with its Lifetime Achievement Award "“ Association Focus at its annual awards banquet...

Tim Cross Named New UTIA Chancellor

The UT Institute of Agriculture has a new chancellor after a called Board of Trustees meeting Thursday afternoon. Trustees approved President Joe DiPietro’s recommendation that Tim Cross be appointed the next UT Institute of Agriculture chancellor.

A busy harvest season means “Safety Counts ““ Protecting What Matters”

Tennessee farmers are reaping the yields of their hard work this harvest season and that means long hours in their fields and lots of...

Tennessee Winter Wheat Production Forecast up from Last Season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its July crop condition report today based on producer reports...

Resources for Storm Victims

It has been a tough spring for all of Tennessee,  from flooding in the west, to hail, winds and tornados in the east, and...

Ban on Burning Lifted on all Counties in Tennessee

With the entire state now in some state of drought, there are many concerns for farmers and all Tennesseans. Here are some resources for farmers and land owners to access information on the drought and how to address some of the issues.

Ag Day on the Hill a Success

Tennessee lawmakers celebrated Ag Day on the Hill March 25 at Legislative Plaza in Nashville. Gov. Bill Haslam proclaimed it "Agriculture Day" in Tennessee...

USDA Celebrates 79th Annual National Dairy Month

USDA celebrates the 79th annual National Dairy Month this June, highlighting the hard work and dedication of dairy producers and the valuable nutrition the dairy industry adds to Americans' diets.

Wild Hog Eradication update

Outreach has continued with several wild hog control demonstrations being conducted at UT Extension field-days. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, USDA Wildlife...

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Fiscal Cliff Package And...

"While much work remains on addressing the spending side of the ledger, the fiscal cliff package that was just approved injected a good dose...

Tennessee Team Makes Final Four in AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation has announced the top 10 teams – four finalists and six best-in-show winners – in the 2018 Farm Bureau...
Farm Bill resources

2018 Farm Bill Resources

One issue we know is facing the farm community and Farm Bureau is the 2018 Farm Bill. No doubt, many of us are not...

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance ® Launches HOW-TO Video Series about Farming and Ranching

1,200 cows milked. 50,000 eggs gathered. Clean barns for 7,000 pigs. One day's work for America's farmers! People can now learn how they do...

TDA Unveils New Ag and Foresty Industry Magazine

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently unveiled the premiere issue of Tennessee Ag Insider magazine, a comprehensive guide to the state's farms, food and...

Whitt Picked for American Farm Bureau’s 7th Leader Class

The American Farm Bureau Federation has chosen a group of 10 young agricultural leaders to participate in the seventh class of the Partners in...

It’s a No-Till Year

Every other year the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosts the largest conservation tillage event in the nation, the Milan No-Till Crop Production...

Mild Dry Autumn Weather Pushes Harvest Forward

Tennessee farmers made significant harvest progress during last week's dry fall weather. Corn and tobacco harvests at week's end were winding down while soybean...