Post Tagged with: "agriculture"

A hobbiest uses a drone to survey a cow pasture. Currently, drones are not allowed by the FAA for commercial purposes without a special permit. Credit: Lima Pix via Flickr

Tennessee Farmers Shown The Potential In Drones, But Told To Hold Off Using Them

July 22, 2014 at 4:11 am

When thousands of farmers gather this week in West Tennessee, they’ll be learning what drones could do for the agricultural industry, but only in the near future.

Hemp has not been grown legally in the US since 1958, though some farmers have tried small scale plots. Credit: sareoutreach via Flickr

Industrial Hemp Goes From Fringe To Front Burner For Tenn. Legislature

January 31, 2014 at 4:24 am

The time for growing hemp in Tennessee has come, according to leaders of the state legislature who have recently opened their minds to the agricultural potential. The cousin to cannabis has been legalized for industrial use in nine other states.

Rain Too Late for Tennessee Corn

Rain Too Late for Tennessee Corn

July 23, 2012 at 5:13 am

While farmers in the corn belt continue to pray for rain, Tennessee’s agriculture industry is benefiting from July’s meteorological about-face from June.

Livestock Eating Hay Earlier Than Usual This Year

July 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm

State agriculture officials are urging farmers with hay to sell to list their crop on Tennessee’s online database. They say supplies are short and livestock producers are already looking to buy the feed for their animals.

Tennessee Drought is Affecting Crops and Expected to Worsen

October 21, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Climate data released today shows much of Tennessee is considered abnormally dry or in some degree of drought. And although winter is usually this area’s rainy season, the dry conditions are expected to worsen over the next few months.

Thirteen Counties Could Get Federal Farm Assistance

May 25, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Farmers have reported damage to some 40 percent of the state’s corn crop and 20 percent of winter wheat.

CSX Reopens Flood Damaged Memphis-Nashville Line

May 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm

CSX Transportation is re-opening its rail line from Memphis to Nashville ahead of schedule after closing down because of flood damage. Some rails washed out. Rushing water twisted two bridges spanning the Harpeth River.

Bat-Killing Fungus Spreading Faster Than Expected, Could Affect Agriculture

April 25, 2010 at 8:45 pm

A fungus that kills bats by the thousand is spreading faster than expected through Tennessee’s caves. And that’s bad news for farmers, who depend on the bats to keep many flying insects in check.

Tennessee Starts Aerial Hunting of Feral Hogs

March 17, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Tennessee is stepping up efforts to control feral hogs – wild pigs that eat crops, sometimes carry disease, and are prolific breeders.

Streamlined May Town Proposal Must Start Over From Scratch

March 2, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Nashville’s Metro council has sent back to the drawing board a controversial plan to build a new urban center in rural Bells Bend.

Agriculture Takes Center Stage At Gubernatorial Forum

March 2, 2010 at 6:41 am

The candidates running to be Tennessee’s next governor appear to be on the same page when it comes to helping Tennessee farmers and ranchers. All six say they think preserving the family farm is important. As is protecting state dollars earmarked for improving farmland.

Cattle Farmers Struggle Under High Commodity Prices

December 31, 2009 at 4:44 pm

There are winners and losers in the most recent Farm Bill, and Congressman Lincoln Davis says Tennessee cattlemen are on the losing end right now.

Guard Unit Works with Afghan Farmers, Beekeepers

Guard Unit Works with Afghan Farmers, Beekeepers

July 6, 2009 at 7:16 am

Twelve Tennessee farmers are among the first wave of Americans working to restart Afghanistan’s once-thriving agricultural economy.