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The Latest in Agriculture

New Leadership in Tennessee Youth Ag Leadership Programs

New leadership to serve youth agricultural leadership programs 4-H and FFA were recently elected at the Tennessee State FFA Convention and Tennessee 4-H Congress respectively.

March 1 Planting Intentions

Farmers in Tennessee intend to plant 840 thousand acres of corn, 80,000 lower than 2014. U.S. corn growers intend to plant 89.2 million acres for all purposes in 2015, down 2 percent from last year and 6 percent lower than 2013. Soybean acreage in Tennessee was expected to total 1.80 million acres, up 160,000 acres from the previous year. U.S. soybean planted area for 2015 is estimated at 84.6 million acres, up 1 percent from last year.

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Farmers and Ranchers Warn: Estate Taxes Can Kill Family Businesses

Farm Bureau member Brandon Whitt urged Congress to repeal the estate tax to free up farmers and ranchers to build stronger businesses and benefit their local communities. Whitt, who farms in Tennessee, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, where he outlined the harmful impact the estate tax has on family-owned businesses.

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Farm Bureau Programs

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation has four key initiatives: Young Farmers & Ranchers, Farm Bureau Women, Agriculture in the Classroom and Tennessee Farm Fresh. We invite you to learn more about each of these programs.

Farm Bureau Women promote agriculture, increase agricultural literacy, contribute to priority issues, and participate in leadership development opportunities.

YF&R promotes leadership skills for farmers ages 18-35. Members share a common bond for the  agricultural lifestyle, are interested in leadership development, and are dedicated to solving problems facing agriculture.

The Agriculture in the Classroom program encourages teaching about agriculture and its role in our society and economy. We offer resources and assistance to Tennessee's educators in the instruction of ag-related concepts in the classroom.

Did you know that one farmer in the United States feeds 155 people? Read more about the growing need for food production, and show your support with a Feed 155 bumper sticker.