U.S. Farmers Keep Planting, No Matter the Price – Commentary Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019For as long as we can remember, we have made the point that farmers plant all their acres all the time. Recently, someone challenged us on that assertion using our […]

Glyphosate Lowers pH of Dicamba Spray Mixtures, Says Study Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019A University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture study published in the Journal of Weed Technology found that mixing glyphosate with formulations of dicamba consistently lowered the pH of the spray […]

Weather-Based Price Premiums Will Be Limited Help – Commentary Jul 18, 2019

🕔Jul 18, 2019We want to examine some of the financial issues facing farmers in a year with widespread flooding, fields that won’t dry out, and prevented planting, all taking place in the […]

Cover Crops Make a Comeback with Increased Yields – Commentary Jul 3, 2019

🕔Jul 3, 2019Cover crops have been a part of U.S. farming since at least the 1930s. But the advent of synthetic nitrogen following WWII removed much of the incentive to use that […]

Dicamba: High Temperatures Plus Glyphosate Increase Chances of Volatility Jun 13, 2019

🕔Jun 13, 2019Higher temperatures and mixing glyphosate with dicamba lead to increased atmospheric concentrations of dicamba, according to scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Tom Mueller and Larry Steckel, […]

Tullahoma Farmer Named Tennessee Farmer of the Year May 14, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019Jerry Ray of Tullahoma, Tennessee, started farming 45 years ago on just 45 acres that once belonged to his grandfather. Over the years he added 75 acres to his holdings, […]

Why Ask Farmers to Gamble on Program Choices? – Commentary May 1, 2019

🕔May 1, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill provides farmers with the ability to switch between the Agricultural Risk Coverage program at the county level (ARC-CO) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program. Initially […]

Webinar: 7 Habits for Effective Farmers, May 1 Apr 12, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

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