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.Read more ›
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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.Read more ›
Farmers have reported damage to some 40 percent of the state’s corn crop and 20 percent of winter wheat.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Nashville’s Metro council has sent back to the drawing board a controversial plan to build a new urban center in rural Bells Bend.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›