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Jefferson County’s Aaron Loy Wins Young Farmer Honors

Jefferson County’s Aaron Loy Wins Young Farmer Honors

Jefferson County young farmer Aaron Loy took home the district V honors in the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award contest. Loy was named this year’s district V winner based upon his farm and financial records from 2020, in addition to his leadership on the farm, in his community and in […]

UTIA Researchers Target Food Loss and Waste Reduction

UTIA Researchers Target Food Loss and Waste Reduction

COVID-19 Effects on Consumer and Grocer Behaviors Included in Study KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Research suggests that 40% of food produced in the U.S. is lost or wasted, while approximately one in eight households experiences food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation, creating uncertainty at the retail level of the food supply chain, potentially […]

Tennessee Strawberry Season is Here

Tennessee Strawberry Season is Here

With warm spring days in the forecast, Tennessee farms will quickly have fields turning red with juicy and sweet strawberries. If you are looking for the freshest berries, head straight to the farm. “Tennesseans are always looking to enjoy time with friends and family,” Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “Since it’s strawberry season, a visit […]

Tennessee Agriculture Crop Outlook

Tennessee Agriculture Crop Outlook

Tennessee Agriculture Crop Outlook

Tennessee Agriculture Crop Outlook

Tennessee Agriculture Market Outlook

Tennessee Agriculture Market Outlook

Jefferson, Sevier, Cocke Farm Service Agency Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program Deadline

Jefferson, Sevier, Cocke Farm Service Agency Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program Deadline

Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program Deadline QLA program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to a natural disaster occurring in 2018 and 2019 according to James Giffin from Jefferson/Sevier/Cocke Farm Service Agency. The program offers assistance on quality loss based on producer’s harvest affected production of an eligible crop, which […]

Agriculture Report – UT Crop Outlook, February 19, 2021

Agriculture Report – UT Crop Outlook, February 19, 2021

Agriculture Market Outlook, Feb 12, 2021

Agriculture Market Outlook, Feb 12, 2021

Tennessee Market Highlights for February 5, 2021

Tennessee Market Highlights for February 5, 2021

Agriculture Market Update, January, 22, 2021

Agriculture Market Update, January, 22, 2021

Workshop to Help Producers Develop Value-added Business Ideas

Workshop to Help Producers Develop Value-added Business Ideas

Flowers Creamery was among the participants in the 2020 Developing Value-Added Agriculture Businesses workshop and also among the Tennessee businesses to receive an award from the USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) program. Image courtesy Flowers Creamery. If you’re a farmer interested in building or extending a value-added business, take notice. The University of Tennessee Center […]

Tennessee Agriculture Weekly Highlights, January 11, 2021

Tennessee Agriculture Weekly Highlights, January 11, 2021

USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) began on September 21 and will run through December 11, 2020. “America’s agriculture […]

Live Interactive Data Shows Tennesseans the Impact of Agriculture and Forestry Where They Live

Live Interactive Data Shows Tennesseans the Impact of Agriculture and Forestry Where They Live

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) announces the launch of a new online, interactive source for agriculture and forestry information for every county in Tennessee. The live dashboards enable people to access real-time data for a range of information in one easy-to-access place. “Delivering useful, transparent data to the public, to agriculture industry leaders, and […]

UT Plateau AgResearch Center to Host Online Auction for Fall Cattle Sale

UT Plateau AgResearch Center to Host Online Auction for Fall Cattle Sale

More than 90 Registered Angus Females to be Sold CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — For the second year running, the fall cattle sale at the University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center will be an online auction. Bidding will begin November 3 and close on November 17. “Online auctions allow more buyers the opportunity to bid […]

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