Webinar: 7 Habits for Effective Farmers, May 1

🕔Apr 12, 2019Direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series starting in May. The series will include discussions related […]

Farm Income: The Wolf is at the Door – Commentary

🕔Apr 12, 2019We hate to sound like the little boy who cried wolf, but for U.S. farmers there really is a wolf out there and that wolf is called low prices. While […]

Tennessean Receives Southern Weed Science Society Award

🕔Mar 26, 2019The Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) named Neil Rhodes, a professor with the University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences, recipient of its Fellow Award at the society’s recent annual […]

Trump Budget Proposal Shows Lack of Concern for Farm Economy – Commentary

🕔Mar 26, 2019The 2020 Fiscal Year Budget that President Trump sent to Congress on March 11, 2019 cut spending for the USDA by 15 percent. While this proposed budget may be dead […]

Tennessee: Clethodim and Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Grasses

🕔Mar 22, 2019Clethodim is quickly replacing glyphosate as the “go-to” herbicide for grass control in West Tennessee. It began a few years ago as folks found that ryegrass and poa in many […]

Southern Weed Science Society Honors Tennessee’s Larry Steckel

🕔Mar 19, 2019The Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) recently honored Larry Steckel, a professor with the University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences, with the Outstanding Educator Award. The award was presented […]

Farm Economy: 2 Events Had Long Term Impact on Corn Prices – Commentary

🕔Feb 7, 2019With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill in the rearview mirror, it’s an appropriate time to look at farm bills and other factors that have an impact on the […]

U.S. Government Shutdown – Congress, President Need to Feel this Pain – Commentary

🕔Jan 23, 2019As we write this column, the US is going into the 23rd day of the partial shutdown of the federal government. When we discussed the shutdown in the previous column, […]

Tennessee Scientist Named Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year

🕔Jan 15, 2019Tyson Raper is the 2019 Beltwide Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year. Raper is an assistant professor of cotton and small grain production with the University of Tennessee Institute of […]

ARC Farm Program Failed in 2017, State-by-State Examination – Commentary

🕔Dec 27, 2018A couple of weeks ago, a reader from Iowa wrote us, “I stopped into the Farm Service Agency office today…to see if there would be any farm subsidies this year, […]

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