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...

Meet Tennessee’s Newly Elected Officials

This video highlights senator-elect, Marsha Blackburn and governor-elect, Bill Lee's thoughts and philosophies regarding agriculture, and provides an excellent, nonpartisan opportunity to hear from...

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...

Jerry Ray of Tullahoma Named Tennessee Farmer of the Year

Jerry Ray of Tullahoma, Tennessee, started farming 45 years ago on just 45 acres that once belonged to his grandfather. Over the years he...

Tennessee Cotton Acreage Continues to Rebound After Record Low in 2015

Tennessee farmers intend to plant less corn, but more soybeans this year.

The National Search for ‘The Faces of Farming and Ranching’ is On

When it comes to today's agriculture, there are many examples of great farmers and ranchers all over the country doing wonderful things to bring...
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Wildfire Relief Efforts: How You Can Help

Find out how you can help wildfire relief efforts in the Western states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

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...

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...

Four Tennessee Counties Approved for Disaster Assistance/Haslam Requests Emergency Funding for Flooding in West...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined FEMA Director Craig Fugate today to announce the federal government has approved four Tennessee counties to receive federal assistance...

Farm Bureaus Mobilize for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week

Farm Bureaus across the nation are mobilizing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 3-9. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm...

TN Dept. of Agriculture Releases 2010 Annual Report

The cover of the 2010 Tennessee Department of Agriculture's annual report and statistical summary features Chris Carney, one of the TDA professional foresters who...

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,...

After a total of 113 years of experience three TFBF employees to retire

Effective December 31, TFBF Communications Director Pettus Read, Special Programs Director Charles Curtis and Director of Organization Bobby Beets will retire following a career...

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...

Statement on the death of Pat Summitt from Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken

Our Farm Bureau family is deeply saddened by the passing of Coach Pat Head-Summitt.

Monsanto Searches for Next “Farm Mom of the Year”

They are warm and caring, yet tough as nails. They’re dedicated, nurturing, gritty, loving, hard-working and fun go-getters who go above and beyond to...

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...

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...

Tennessee Cattle Producers Vote to Support In-State Beef Promotion

The results are in and Tennessee cattle producers have voted to increase the assessment they pay to support in-state promotions of beef announced state...

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...

Burn Permits Required Early this Year

With hot and dry weather leading into our fall fire season, Tennessee’s State Forester is requiring a burn permit for all open-air outdoor fires...

March 1 Planting Intentions

Farmers in Tennessee intend to plant 840 thousand acres of corn, 80,000 lower than 2014. U.S. corn growers intend to plant 89.2 million acres...

Gubernatorial Video Shares Key Positions on Ag Issues

This video focuses on the the six major candidates, especially their positions on key agriculture issues, their thoughts and philosophies regarding agriculture and provides...

Supreme Court Victory: Farmers May Sue to Stop Clean Water Regulation of Ordinary Farmland

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled landowners may challenge the federal government whenever the Army Corps of Engineers tries improperly to regulate land with regulations designed to protect water.

Farmer: Child Labor Regs Need Further Revision

Young people and the contributions they make as members of farm and ranch families are vital to American agriculture, according to Missouri hog farmer...

New Mobile App Option Feeds Love of Local Foods

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s “Pick Tennessee” mobile app now offers followers an easy way to feed their love of local foods. Users can search for restaurants committed to serving ingredients sourced from the area, and access GPS mapping to the establishments.
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UT Institute of Agriculture Students Win National Dairy/Food Science Competitions

CASNR team wins overall and captures top undergraduate and graduate student awards.

Tennessee Farm Bureau Standing Out at American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Each year during the annual meeting, state Farm Bureaus are recognized for excellence in membership achievement and for implementing outstanding programs serving Farm Bureau...

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...

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...

UT AgResearch Announces 2020 Field Day Schedule

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee AgResearch is planning a full calendar of field days for 2020. A total of 17 field days will...

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...

Upchurch Re-Elected State Farm Bureau President

Tennessee Farm Bureau delegates attending their 90th Annual Convention at Franklin's Cool Springs Marriott, today re-elected Cumberland County beef farmer Lacy Upchurch as their...
The Robinson Family - TN Farmers of the Year

UT Extension Names Franklin County Farmer as Tennessee Farmer of the Year

Belvidere’s Mike Robinson receives honor of being named the Tennessee Farmer of the Year.

Farm Bureau: A Victory for Clean Water and Clear Rules

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farmers and ranchers share the goal of ensuring clean water, but the...

Tennessee FFA Member Selected as FFA’s National Southern Region Vice President

Students from Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Kentucky and New Mexico have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the...

New Leadership in Tennessee Youth Ag Leadership Programs

New leadership to serve youth agricultural leadership programs 4-H and FFA were recently elected at the Tennessee State FFA Convention and Tennessee 4-H Congress...

Cover Crops to be Covered at Milan No-Till Field Day

MILAN, Tenn. - Incorporating cover crops in a no-till farming system will be a theme of the 30th Milan No-Till Field Day. A total...

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on 2014 U.S. Agricultural Exports Setting New Record

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final total for U.S. agricultural exports in Fiscal Year 2014, which soared to a record $152.5 billion...

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...

Farm Watch receives donation from Farm Bureau

Friday, June 27, 2014Dyersburg State Gazette When the Dyer County Farm Watch was implemented in March of 2013, the pilot program was a formed partnership...

Tennessee Pork Producers Association Hosts Annual Activities

All Tennessee pork producers who pay into the Pork Checkoff are stakeholders in the TN Pork Producers Association and are encouraged to attend the...

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...

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Election and Lame Duck...

"The American Farm Bureau Federation congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election, as well as those candidates elected to serve during the 113th session...

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...

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding H.R. 1599, the Safe...

"Congress stood with farmers and ranchers today in supporting innovation that helps the environment and keeps food prices down for everyone. The Safe and...

Made in USA

"Made in USA" are three words you won't see very often on items sold by major retailers. It's so true of consumer goods that...

Announcing the UTIA Smith International Center

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture was officially launched Friday, November 16, on the UTIA campus. Established...

Washington County Farmer Re-elected as President to Nation’s Largest Farm Bureau

More than 1,500 farmers from across the state gathered in Franklin December 3-5 for the purpose of developing policy for 2018, electing leadership for...

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...

TN Young Farmers of the Year Winners Receive Their Prize

Greene County young farm couple Mark and Cindy Klepper won Tennessee Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award at the Tennessee Young Farmer...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Delivers Targeted Financial and Technical Assistance to Drought-Stricken Producers and Landowners...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA will target nearly $16 million in financial and technical assistance to help eligible crop and livestock...

MTSU unveils new $4.3M dairy on Ag Field Day

  The dairy cows won't come home until early morning Tuesday but an estimated 300 dignitaries, MTSU graduates, students, faculty and staff members and...

Tennessee Young Farmers Win National Honors

During the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Phoenix, Arizona the Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers took home honors in...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Holds 95th Annual Meeting

More than 1,500 farmers from across the state will gather in Cool Springs December 4-6 for the purpose of developing policy for 2017, electing...

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...

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Regarding Farm Bill Expiration

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2013 "“ "Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 percent of the country, are frustrated with Congress. Aside from shutting down...

Tennessee Names Kleppers Young Farmer of the Year

Greene County young farm couple Mark and Cindy Klepper were named Tennessee Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award winners during special ceremonies...

Ag Enhancement Program to Offer New Options for Farmers

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) is announcing new options and changes to better assist Tennessee farmers in diversifying, expanding, and improving...
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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...

Statement Regarding April 24 Detection of BSE

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding April 24 Detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy "American beef and dairy products are safe. The...

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...

2018 National Ag Day Celebration

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 20, 2018. This will mark the 45th anniversary of National Ag...

Tennessee Christmas Tree Growers and Ag Department Help Haslam “App”ly His Commitment to Local...

  The eight local Christmas trees Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam will display at the State Capitol and the Tennessee...

USDA Announces Mike Mayfield as State FSA Executive Director

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Mike Mayfield as the new state executive director (SED) for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Tennessee,...

‘A Day in Agriculture’ Slated for Thursday, Sept. 29

Farmers and ranchers are invited to be a part of AgWeb's "A Day in Agriculture" set for Thursday, Sept. 29. The first-ever event, sponsored...

Statement by Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken on Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey Not...

  ↵ Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has announced he will not seek re election after a 24 year career in the legislature.  His agriculture roots and...

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...

Hot, Dry Conditions Lead to Fire Advisory

State officials are urging citizens to take fire precautions for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry...

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,...

Montgomery County’s Jay Head wins state young farmer honors

Montgomery County young farmer Jay Head was named Tennessee Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award winner during the Tennessee Young Farmer Summer...

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...

Ag Leaders Develop Strategic Plan to Grow Tennessee Agriculture and Forestry Over Next Decade

Tennessee's top agricultural leaders today announced a 10-year strategic plan to increase agriculture and forestry in the state by building production capacity and incentivizing...

Tennessee in the Spotlight at 2017 Sunbelt Expo

Tennessee is in the spotlight for 2017 — as the Spotlight State — at the 40th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.

National Farmers’ Market Week

NASHVILLE—Some Tennesseans are ready to say goodbye to summer and hello to school. Tennessee farmers however, want everyone to know that summer is far...

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...

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.

Broadband Accessibility Act Approved

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens. Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards.

Businesses and Customers to Benefit from New State Metrology Lab

The Julius T. Johnson State Metrology Laboratory at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture officially opened today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication. Agriculture Commissioner...

Cicada Central, everything you ever wanted to know about Cicadas…and more!

A website dedicated to all things cicada has been developed...From a Q & A with the bugs themselves, to videos,  even a virtual magazine...

USMCA Signing Increases Optimism

Today’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by President Trump increases hopes that 2020 will begin a stronger decade for America’s farmers and...

Tennessee Dairies Benefit from Company’s Commitment

Weigel’s, one of East Tennessee’s largest milk processors, has committed to using milk produced exclusively in Tennessee. “Wiegel’s has a history of being innovative with...

2014-2015 FFA State Officers Elected

The 86th State FFA Convention was recently held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The two-and-a-half day convention was full of Career Development Events, leadership seminars, inspirational...

Wild Weather in U.S. Makes Tennessee Best Pick for Pumpkins This Fall

This year, the best place in the country to find a good pumpkin may just be on a Tennessee farm. "Nationally, pumpkins are running extremely...

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...

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Crime Unit Makes Arrest in Switchgrass Arson Fire

The TDA Agricultural Crime Unit has arrested two men who have confessed to setting fire to 1,430 bales of switchgrass worth approximately $45,000. Eighteen-year-old...

No Avian Influenza in Tennessee, but We are Prepared

The ongoing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 outbreak has been devastating to the U.S. poultry industry and is one of the most costly...
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Proposed Ag Budget Fails Farmers, Ranchers, Farm Bureau President Says

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says the proposed ag budget fails farmers and ranchers “The American Farm Bureau Federation and its members are...

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...

96th Annual American Farm Bureau Convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation works all year to create an Annual Convention that will be educational, inspirational and memorable, and our 96th  gathering...

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...

Genera Honored at 54th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards

Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2019) – The Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife...

Is your favorite farm mom the next America’s Farmers Mom of the Year?

Behind every American farm family is the backbone of the operation: The American Farm Mom. Now's your chance to honor her contributions with the...

UTIA Chancellor Announces Retirement

University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington has decided to retire in September, UT President Joe DiPietro announced today. Arrington, UTIA chancellor since...

New Student Leadership for Tennessee FFA and 4-H

Believe was the theme of the 84th Tennessee State FFA Convention held recently in Gatlinburg, and students from across the state took that theme...

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...

Tennessee Shines During 99th American Farm Bureau Convention

January 9, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Nearly 7,500 farmers from across the country attended the 99th American Farm Bureau Convention held at the...

Back to Rural Roots, Perdue Gets Boots on the Ground

“We’re from the government and we’re here to help,” has been a halfway sarcastic pun for years, but it seems like some of those...

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...