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Soybean: Farmers Advised to Watch Production Expenses Closely – Commentary

Soybean: Farmers Advised to Watch Production Expenses Closely – Commentary

πŸ‘€By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Jan 24, 2018

Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.Β  Continuing our look at the profitability of major row crops in the US, we turn to soybeans this week. The relative profitability of the major crops produced in the US

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Tennessee: Tyson Raper Named 2018 Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist

Tennessee: Tyson Raper Named 2018 Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist

πŸ‘€From University of Tennessee 🕔Jan 24, 2018

Tyson Raper, assistant professor with the University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences and UT Extension cotton and small grains specialist, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. J. Tom Cothren Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist Award. The award was presented

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Hops Research Project Launched by University of Tennessee

Hops Research Project Launched by University of Tennessee Updated

πŸ‘€From University of Tennessee 🕔Dec 28, 2017

One of the drivers of demand for niche or specialty products is the farmers’ ability to market them as locally produced, and in the case of food products that includes being able to say the ingredients are locally grown. That’s

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Farm Bill Designed by Multiple Interest Groups – Commentary

Farm Bill Designed by Multiple Interest Groups – Commentary

πŸ‘€By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Dec 12, 2017

For many years, farm bills were the province of legislators representing districts and states where farmers constituted a significant portion of the voters. Together these legislators were known as the β€œfarm block” and they dominated the membership of the House

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Farm Bill: Top 3 Issues are Not as Important as Low Prices – Commentary

Farm Bill: Top 3 Issues are Not as Important as Low Prices – Commentary

πŸ‘€By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Sep 27, 2017

Recently a friend of ours told us about the farm bill listening session he attended during the August Congressional break. He expected the bulk of the comments would focus on the problems farmers are facing as the result of nearly

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2014 Farm Bill Was Designed for Corn Prices to Remain Above $4 – Commentary

2014 Farm Bill Was Designed for Corn Prices to Remain Above $4 – Commentary

πŸ‘€By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Sep 7, 2017

What was expected to be the 2012 Farm Bill had an auspicious start in 2011 when the leadership of the House Agriculture Committee indicated their intent to complete work on the replacement for the 2008 Farm Bill a year early.

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Tennessee: UT Extension Appoints New Dean

Tennessee: UT Extension Appoints New Dean

πŸ‘€By Patricia McDaniels, University of Tennessee 🕔Jul 25, 2017

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

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Tennessee: Don Tyler, Soil Scientist and No-Till Pioneer, Dies at 66

Tennessee: Don Tyler, Soil Scientist and No-Till Pioneer, Dies at 66

πŸ‘€By Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications 🕔May 23, 2017

Don Tyler, professor emeritus with the University of Tennessee Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science (BESS), passed away at his home on Sunday, May 7. He was 66. Tyler had retired in June 2016 following a nearly 40-year career

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Ag Policy: Revenue Insurance – What’s Wrong with it? – Commentary

Ag Policy: Revenue Insurance – What’s Wrong with it? – Commentary

πŸ‘€By Harwood D. Schaffer and Dr. Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Dec 27, 2016

In this last column in our months-long discussion of a set of farm policies that are designed to respond to the market failure that is a well-documented characteristic of crop agriculture in the US and around the world, we want

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Ag Careers: Reaching Out to High School Students

Ag Careers: Reaching Out to High School Students

πŸ‘€The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture 🕔Dec 20, 2016

Careers in agriculture and natural resource management are booming, but today’s urban and suburban kids are frequently unaware of the opportunities available to them in these fields because they lack awareness of the breadth of these studies. A new round

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