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...

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...

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....

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...

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

A third-generation farmer from Jackson who manages more than 5,000 acres of row crops has been named the Tennessee Farmer of the Year by...

UT offers two sets of workshops for farmers marketing to local consumers

Consumer demand for locally produced foods and products continues to grow, creating opportunities for farmers who market directly to the public as well as...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

Haslam Announces 15 Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration

Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Montgomery, Obion, Shelby and Stewart to receive assistance for record river flooding NASHVILLE...

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...

Cooperatives provide billion-dollar boost to state’s economy

October is Cooperative Month in Tennessee, and proclamation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam deeming it as such heaps high praise on the approximately 200...

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.
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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.

Tennessee Joins Nation in Celebrating “Ag Day”

NASHVILLE "“ Tennessee joins farmers, agribusinesses, state and local governments and citizens across the nation in recognizing March 15 as Ag Day. Agriculture is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

WLJT awarded funding to extend digital coverage in rural West Tennessee

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details regarding actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response...

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...

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...

TFBF Statement on Passage of Farm Bill

Columbia, TN. December 12, 2018 - The following may be attributed to Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken: “Today more than ever, our farmers and...

State Issues Burn Ban for Seven Counties

State Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson has issued a burn ban for Cheatham, Dickson, Gibson, Giles, Marshall, Maury and Sumner counties. The burn ban is...

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...

94th Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Welcome back to the great state of Tennessee. We have hosted the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting several times, and we're proud to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee Names Executive Director

The Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT) has named Julie Giles of Lewisburg as their new Executive Director. FACCT was established in 2011...

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...

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...

New leadership in Tennessee youth organizations

Tennessee 4-H Congress and Tennessee State FFA Convention were held the week of March 21 and both organizations elected new state-wide leaders for the...

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...

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,...
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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...

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...

‘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...

Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers Take Home Top Honors

During the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers took home top honors in the Achievement...
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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...

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...

Bovine Liability Law Signs Available

On April 14th, 2011, Governor Haslem signed into effect the "Bovine Liability Law". For beef cattle producers this means if they maintain proper fences,...
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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.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Responds to Flood Damage

Following the rains and flooding that led to a State of Emergency in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is coordinating with partners...

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...

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.

Virus Deadly To Poultry Detected In Tennessee

NASHVILLE — The state veterinarian confirms that a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TFBF Celebrates 97th Annual Convention

More than 1,500 farmers from across the state gathered in Franklin December 1-4 for the purpose of developing policy for 2019, electing leadership for...

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...

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...

2014 Presidents Conference

The 2014 Presidents Conference begins August 14 and ends August 15. County Farm Bureau Presidents from across the state gather in Cool Springs, Tennessee...

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...

James Haskew Named 2016 Tennessee Farmer of the Year

On Fiery Gizzard Road near South Pittsburg, Tenn., James Haskew has built a successful farm where he grows corn, wheat, soybeans, hay and haylage.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...
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State Veterinarian Issues Poultry Health Advisory

"Keep them home to keep them healthy."

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...

Scientists Say Agriculture Is Good for Honey Bees

While recent media reports have condemned a commonly used agricultural pesticide as detrimental to honey bee health, scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute...

Tennessee Cotton Acreage Continues to Rebound After Record Low in 2015

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

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.

Gov. Bill Lee Announces the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Initiative

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced his first legislative initiative, the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) to expand access to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Washington County Farmer Aiken Re-elected VP of Nation’s Largest State Farm Bureau

During their 93rd annual convention held at Franklin's Cool Springs Marriott, the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation's delegates, representing agriculture and farmers across the state,...

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,...

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.

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...

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...

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.”

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...
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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.

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...

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 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...

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....

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...

Overton County’s Joseph and Rebecca Smith win state young farmer honors

Overton County young farmers Joseph and Rebecca Smith were named Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award winners. The results were announced during the Tennessee Young Farmer Summer Conference held at the headquarter offices of the Tennessee Farm Bureau in Columbia, Tenn. The young dairy farmers from the Greenfield community competed against 12 other county contestants across the state to be named the state winner and have the opportunity to compete for national honors in January.

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...