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TN Farm Bureau News - September 2014 issue

Flip through the pages of the latest issue of Farm Bureau News, a bi-monthly newspaper focusing on agricultural issues – from what’s happening around your community to what’s going on at the legislature. Classified ads also make it easy for members to market what they have to sell.

Time to Ditch the Rule

Puddles, ponds, ditches, ephemerals (land that looks like a small stream during heavy rain but isn’t wet most of the time) and isolated wetlands dot the nation’s farmland. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) on March 25 issued a proposed rule that would expand its regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to these types of land features and waters, giving the agencies the power to dictate land-use decisions and farming practices in or near them. The rule will make it more difficult to farm or change a farming operation to remain competitive and profitable.

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Tennessee Names Kleppers Young Farmer of the Year

Greene County young farm couple Mark and Cindy Klepper were named Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award winners during special ceremonies at the Tennessee Young Farmer Summer Conference.

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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.