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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Tennessee Cotton Acreage Continues to Rebound After Record Low in 2015

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

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...

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...

2011 Crop Season Comes to a Close

Tennessee farmers took advantage of October's open weather pattern and kicked  harvest into high gear.  Corn harvest is now virtually finished for the...

Obama & Romney Outline Positions on Farm Issues

President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney recently spelled out their positions on agriculture issues for the American Farm Bureau Federation. In a...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Marshall County’s Doug and Julie Giles Named Excellence in Agriculture Winners

Columbia, TN October 11, 2018 - During the Young Farmers and Ranchers Fall Tour, Marshall County’s Doug and Julie Giles were named the state...

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...

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...

Farm Bureau Sends Farm Bill Proposal to Capitol Hill

The American Farm Bureau Federation is sending a farm bill proposal to Capitol Hill today. Approved this weekend by the AFBF Board of Directors,...

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...

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...

Governor Haslam speaks to delegates of 95th annual meeting of Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s 95th annual convention in Franklin, Tenn., Governor Bill Haslam spoke to delegates, who represent agriculture and farmers across the state, at the business session addressing the recent wildfires, tornadoes and the outpouring of support by Tennesseans responding to help those affected by these disasters.

Agriculture Enterprise Fund Recipients Announced

Six Tennessee businesses will now have the opportunity to grow and positively impact rural economies through grants provided by the Agriculture Enterprise Fund (AEF). Today,...

UT Appoints Schrick Head of Animal Science Department

  The Department of Animal Science at the University of Tennessee has a new leader. Dr. F. Neal Schrick, a full professor in the department,...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Celebrates USDA’s 150th Year of Service, Highlights Ways the Every Day,...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today marked the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and highlighted the positive impact that USDA has on...

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...

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...

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 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.

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...

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...

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Costing More in 2011

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

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...

Governor Proclaims July Beef Month in Tennessee

Join Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee's hardworking cattle farmers  in celebrating beef this July. More than just producing a tasty, nutritious product, the state's cattle...

American Farm Bureau President Stallman Announces Departure in January

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm...

Farmers’ Almanac Launches Farmer of the Year Contest

Farmers' Almanac, in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation, announces its search for three farmers or ranchers to be recognized as "Farmers' Almanac Farmer of the Year."

WOTUS: Your Comments Needed to Help EPA DITCH the RULE!

  Farmers support clean water and work hard to protect our natural resources. The WOTUS rule had more to do with land than water. It...

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...

Secretary Vilsack Highlights Efforts to Decrease U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil During Tennessee Visit

 Nashville, Tenn., May 23, 2011 "“Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted the importance of moving toward a clean energy economy and breaking our...

First Lady Highlights Tennessee’s Nursery Industry

  Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam met today with nursery growers and industry leaders and toured local nurseries to highlight Tennessee's horticultural industry.   Mrs....

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...

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...
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UT Institute of Ag to Host Master Beekeeper Classes

Monsanto Company once again wants to recognize these inspiring women, and today announced it has officially opened up nominations for its 2016 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest.

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.
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 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...

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...

TN Farm Bureau 92nd Annual Meeting

The 92nd annual meeting of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation will be held December 7 - 10, 2013. Farmers, agribusiness leaders and volunteer leaders...

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...

Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan.
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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.

Public Notice by Tennessee Pork Producers Association and the National Pork Board

Public Notice by Tennessee Pork Producers Association and the National Pork Board The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2019 National Pork Producers...

Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program Applications Now Available

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has released the 2011 application for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Applications can be submitted June 1-7 and should...

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...

Summer Picnic Still Costs Less Than $6 per Person

An all-American Fourth of July picnic of the nation's favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

Weather Challenges Reflected in Latest USDA Crop Report

 A challenging weather year for farmers and ranchers all across the country is clearly reflected in  a recent  crop report released by the...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Louisiana 2016 Trip

2016 TN Farm Bureau Summer Tour New Orleans, Louisiana July 11-15 Travel with Farm Bureau Members from across Tennessee via motor coach to Mississippi and Louisiana. The...

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.
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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.

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...

Conference Set for Women in Agriculture and Small Business in Nashville on April 29

Event focuses on Women in Agriculture, Agri-Business, Marketing;Registration still open NASHVILLE, Tenn. "“ Women are a growing demographic in agriculture and small business, and they...

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...

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...

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...

Southeastern Stores Gear Up for Great American Milk Drive

Thanks to partnerships to increase food bank donations of fluid milk across the Southeast, four milk donation programs will be taking place across the...
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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...

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.

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...

A Child Born In 2010 Will Cost $226,920 To Raise According To USDA Report

The Department of Agriculture today released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, finding that a middle-income family with a child born in...

Orne Joins Tennessee Department of Agriculture

  Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced the appointment of former Nashville broadcast journalist Heather Orne as assistant director of public...

TN Farm Bureau teams up with state chamber, others to support bipartisan immigration reform

As the immigration debate heats up in our nation's capital, a group of influential organizations in Tennessee banded together to show their support of...

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...

Jai Templeton Named Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Jai Templeton, a sixth generation Tennessee farmer, as commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.

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.

New leadership for 4-H and FFA

The top two agricultural youth organizations in the state elected new leadership recently at their annual conventions - 4-H elected new officers at their...

New ‘My American Farm’ Memory Game Caters to K-2

 The "My American Farm" game steps into the world of early-elementary students by introducing a new memory game at myamericanfarm.org. The popular website...

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...

UT AgResearch announces 2014 field day schedule

University of Tennessee AgResearch is planning a full calendar of field days for 2014. A total of 12 field days and five special events...

$145,000 Up for Grabs: Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation today announced applications for the  Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will be accepted beginning June 1 through June 30. Entrepreneurs will...

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.

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.

2018 Presidents Conference Agenda

The 2018 Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference will be held August 9-10 in Franklin, Tennessee at the Cool Springs Marriott. The agenda is packed...

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...

Holiday Express at the UT Gardens Knoxville Dec. 2 through Jan. 1

  Holiday Express returns to the University of Tennessee Gardens this holiday season, featuring 12 garden-scale model trains, thousands of lights and a miniature...

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...

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 and Health Week

The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) at Northeast Iowa Community College's (NICC) Peosta campus will be sponsoring webinars in observance of National...