Tennessean Receives Southern Weed Science Society Award Mar 26, 2019

🕔Mar 26, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔Mar 26, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔Mar 22, 2019
Clethodim 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, 2019

🕔Mar 19, 2019
The 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 […]

Farming – 4 Innovations that Revolutionized 20th Century Agriculture – Commentary Feb 27, 2019

🕔Feb 27, 2019
Over a little more than a century, technological innovations have significantly changed agricultural practices and increased the yield per unit of ground and the level of production per unit of […]

Farm Economy: 2 Events Had Long Term Impact on Corn Prices – Commentary Feb 7, 2019

🕔Feb 7, 2019
With 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, 2019

🕔Jan 23, 2019
As 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, 2019

🕔Jan 15, 2019
Tyson 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, 2018

🕔Dec 27, 2018
A 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, […]

Farm Bill Passed – What About Rural Health Care? – Commentary Dec 19, 2018

🕔Dec 19, 2018
Of all the non-farm-bill issues affecting rural communities, access to health care is certain to be near the top, along with non-farm employment opportunities. Having grown up in or lived […]

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