Farm Bill and SNAP: Reality of Cutting $126 Monthly Payment – Commentary

🕔Jun 5, 2018Nothing has caused more problems for the House of Representatives’ 2018 Farm Bill than the proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP—the successor program to food stamps). There […]

Enlist Acres: Cotton Triples; Corn Broadens, ‘Don’t Cut Corners’ – DTN

🕔May 24, 2018The Enlist weed control system is expanding this year, and with it, the need to be diligent about label compliance.   “We had such a good year last year, so let’s […]

Tennessee: Managing Late-Emerging Horseweed

🕔Mar 29, 2018In 2017 and now again in 2018, the lack of horseweed (marestail) in many fields for late March is very notable. So what is the reason/s for the lower landscape […]

Soybean: Farmers Advised to Watch Production Expenses Closely – Commentary

🕔Jan 24, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.  Continuing our look at the profitability of major row crops in the US, we turn to soybeans this week. The […]

Tennessee: Tyson Raper Named 2018 Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist

🕔Jan 24, 2018Tyson 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 […]

Hops Research Project Launched by University of Tennessee

🕔Dec 28, 2017One 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 […]

Farm Bill Designed by Multiple Interest Groups – Commentary

🕔Dec 12, 2017For 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 […]

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

🕔Sep 27, 2017Recently 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 […]

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

🕔Sep 7, 2017What 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 […]

Tennessee: UT Extension Appoints New Dean

🕔Jul 25, 2017The 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 […]

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