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NRCS Offers $332 Million to Protect Farmland, Wetlands, Grasslands

This year, the USDA is offering up $332 million through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program to help farmland and ranchland stay in agriculture and to protect wetlands and grasslands,

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Top 9 Ways Farmers Plan to Cut Costs in 2015

Farmers have several ways they plan to pinch pennies this year.

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Leading Indicators of the Agricultural Sector

Given commodity price projections for 2015 crops, grain-based farming faces its toughest year in two decades.

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Milk Prices and Dairy Producer Profits Dropping

Dairy farmers will soon discover that 2015 will be a challenging year to maintain profitability, according to one industry expert.

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Securing Land Still Young Farmers' Top Concern

Survey finds securing adequate land to grow crops and raise animals was the top challenge by young farmers and ranchers.

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How to Define a Farmer

The USDA is revisiting how it defines who receives some federal subsidies. 

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Poll: Leaders Identify Commodity Prices as Greatest Challenge Facing Ag Producers in 2015

Commodity prices are the greatest challenge facing agricultural producers in 2015, according to a poll of Farm Credit directors from America’s heartland.

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USDA Extends ARC-PLC Deadline

Producers now have until April 7 to choose between commodity programs.

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Interest Rates are Going Up ... Eventually

Interest rates on going up, but how fast are they rising and what should you expect when you talk to your lender this year?

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March Is Extension Month in Tennessee

3/19/2015 Tennessee AG Events

County Extension offices across the state are planning celebrations and commemorations for the state’s 105-year-old Extension program.

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