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TDA names new State Veterinarian and Assistant Commissioner for Animal Health

TDA names new State Veterinarian and Assistant Commissioner for Animal Health

Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. has announced the appointment of Samantha Beaty, D.V.M. as State Veterinarian and Assistant Commissioner for Animal Health...

Sep 16, 2019
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HOT Meat Goat Classic returns to MTSU

HOT Meat Goat Classic returns to MTSU

On Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5, Middle Tennessee State University’s Tennes- see Livestock Center in Murfreesboro once again plays host to the Heart of Tennessee Junior...

Sep 09, 2019
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Grain Indemnity Fund reaches goal

Grain Indemnity Fund reaches goal

An important milestone has been reached for Tennessee farmers as the Tennessee Grain Indemnity Fund recently surpassed the minimum balance of $10 million. The TGIF will suspend further...

Sep 03, 2019
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Reed to lead Tennessee Corn Promotion Council

Reed to lead Tennessee Corn Promotion Council

Carol Reed of Martin was recently named Executive Director of the Tennessee Corn Promotion Council (TCPC). TCPC works to support Tennessee corn growers in the state in...

Aug 26, 2019

Agronomy News

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The Importance of Yield Monitor Calibrations: Garbage in, Garbage out

The Importance of Yield Monitor Calibrations: Garbage in, Garbage out

Harvest 2019 is upon us. You’ve probably made sure your combine is ready to roll. But have you checked your yield monitor?  ...

Sep 16, 2019
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Tackling the Challenges of Cotton Defoliation

Tackling the Challenges of Cotton Defoliation

Cotton defoliation — and the decisions that come with it — usually causes consternation for cotton producers. Creating a defoliation plan is imperative to maximizing your...

Sep 09, 2019
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Don’t Guess, Soil Test

Don’t Guess, Soil Test

The most important part of any farmer’s management plan should be a soil test to help determine what nutrients in what amounts should be applied to each field. Not only does a...

Sep 02, 2019
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Prepare Your Equipment for Fall Applications With These Maintenance Musts

Prepare Your Equipment for Fall Applications With These Maintenance Musts

Is your spreader truck performance-ready for fall applications? If not, your bottom line could be affected — whether it’s the cost of downtime and service call or the...

Aug 26, 2019

Livestock News

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What is chicken scratch exactly?

What is chicken scratch exactly?

So, what is chicken scratch exactly? As its name implies it is something that chickens will scratch around in the dirt and bedding to find and eat. ...

Sep 16, 2019
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Poultry biosecurity: Keeping your birds healthy

Poultry biosecurity: Keeping your birds healthy

By now, I’m sure you have heard or read about avian influenza (AI). This is an infection of birds with avian influenza type A viruses that occur naturally among wild aquatic birds...

Sep 09, 2019
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Food-grade measures

Food-grade measures

Food safety is critical to our national security. We are fortunate to live in a nation that puts so much effort and focus on protecting the integrity of our food supply. You can be sure...

Sep 02, 2019
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Choosing a Cattle Mineral

Choosing a Cattle Mineral

Since most cow-calf operations rely primarily on pasture or forage, supplementing with free-choice minerals often provides a sizeable return on investment. With hundreds of products...

Aug 26, 2019

Rural Lifestyle News

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Sept. 15-21 is National Farm Safety & Health Week

Sept. 15-21 is National Farm Safety & Health Week

The 2017 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 581 fatalities, which equals 23 deaths per 100,000...

Sep 16, 2019
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Quality Lubricants = Better-Performing Equipment

Quality Lubricants = Better-Performing Equipment

Using a diesel engine oil or hydraulic fluid based on a cheap price point can cause your equipment to pay later. That’s why it’s vital to select high-quality lubricants that...

Sep 09, 2019
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Ricochet Keeps Dogs Entertained

Ricochet Keeps Dogs Entertained

Toys provide both mental and physical stimulation for dogs. Even though dogs today are primarily bred as companion pets, they still need something to do. Knowing this, the experts at...

Sep 02, 2019
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The Goods on Wood Post Treatments

The Goods on Wood Post Treatments

Wood posts are a practical and economic solution for fencing projects. With their durability and resistance to bending, these posts will last for many years to come....

Aug 26, 2019

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