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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Agriculture Department is stepping up measures to keep rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 out of the state. The virus is highly contagious and fatal to domestic rabbits, wild hares and pikas.
Fair organizers are forging ahead with plans to keep agriculture the star and focus of the Williamson County Fair and to provide great new agricultural experiences.
Trillium, sometimes known by common names including wake robin or trinity flower, is a genus comprised of 49 species, with 39 of them being native to North America. In their native habitat trillium grow best in partly shaded, deciduous woodland areas. In early spring these ephemeral beauties…
Cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat. These row crops make up the bulk of row crop agriculture across Tennessee, and a new certification from University of Tennessee Extension is now available for row crop producers.
Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, is taking nominations for its 56th annual Conservation Achievement Awards.
Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $1.84 billion in Tennessee in 2020 and welcomed 34.7 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
During the 99th annual meeting of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Laura Purtle of Williamson County received the Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers Outstanding Young Woman award.
A frequent landscape situation experienced by gardening enthusiasts is a need for evergreen plants for smaller spaces in the landscape. There are very few trees or shrubs that fit into this category without needing substantial maintenance pruning. Finding plants that don’t require seasonal …
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Over the next year, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will lead a team of scientists from six partnering institutions to help nursery growers transition to labor-saving automation and related technologies.
Franklin High School seniors Jacob Whitehurst and Austin Wadzinski will rep special hats when they take part in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley in Paris, Tennessee.
The Volunteer State is home to one of the most distinguished land conservation organizations in the country, The Land Trust for Tennessee, which recently received the Land Trust Alliance’s National Land Trust Excellence Award for its strategic and visionary work in conserving land that matte…
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will celebrate 2020 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on Saturday, Sept. 26.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Horse owners, business operators and equine enthusiasts of all ages are invited to participate in the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Horse Management Field Day.
The Tennessee state veterinarian’s office wants to make livestock owners and veterinarians aware of an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in several midwestern states.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is accepting applications for the 2020 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program until Sept. 11. Departments may now apply for VFA Wildland Fire Suppression Kits to supplement their department's wildland firefighting capacity.
Farmers markets throughout Tennessee have worked diligently to connect producers of fresh, local foods to consumers safely. From visiting a new market to lighting up the night in Nashville, there are many ways to celebrate farmers markets during National Farmers Market Week Aug. 2-8, 2020.
After an incredible run of online sales featuring packaged meals and boxes brimming with fresh produce, the team at Southall is re-opening the Farm Stand with a bounty of innovative, hand-crafted products to feed the body and soul.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two more Tennessee counties have been placed in quarantine after a beetle that kills emerald ash trees was found there earlier this month.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee agriculture officials have doubled the reimbursement available for fruit and vegetable farmers who achieve a certification that lets them sell directly to customers.