Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UT’s Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee's top agricultural commodity - generating nearly 600 million dollars each year.
It's a problem for Tennessee farmers who produce our top commodity -- beef cattle. Insects such as flies cause serious health problems for their animals, and reduce product quality for consumers.
Cotton Outlook 2011
Like much of Dixie, Tennessee is -- once again -- the land of cotton. Our state will produce nearly twice as many acres of the crop as it did just a couple of years ago.
Cotton remains a staple in southern agriculture, but in recent years the number of acres in Tennessee has dropped by a significant amount. But is 2010 the year of cotton's comeback?
High Input Costs
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s top agricultural commodity. Some producers provide a valuable service by running “stocker” or “backgrounding” operations.
Commodity Prices Mixed As Season Progresses.
Smith, A. 2016.
Mid America Farmer Grower., Vol. 36. No 28.
A Summary of Commodity Program Enrollment & 2014 ARC-CO and PLC Payments in Tennessee.
Smith, A., R. G. Bowling, and T. Johnson. 2016.
University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W355.
Commodity Options as Price Insurance for Cattlemen.
Griffith, A. P., R. C. Lacy, and J. C. McKissick. 2014.
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Assessing Multimetric Aspects of Sustainability: Application to a Bioenergy Crop Production System in East TN.
Parish, E. S., V. H. Dale, B. C. English, S. W. Jackson, and D. D. Tyler. 2014.
Poster presented and abstracts published for, Integrated Biomass Supply System Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. October 8-9, 2014.
Planting Progress Sends Commodity Prices Down.
Smith, A. 2014.
Mid America Farmer Grower, Vol. 34. No. 22.
Assessing the pre-REDD policies of countries with substantial forest area growth.
Xin, H, D. G. Hodges, and G. Shi. 2014.
Forestry Studies, 60: 34–43.
The Effects of Occasional Flooding of Tennessee Agricultural Lands: Pickwick Dam Case Study.
English, B. C., R. J. Menard, B. S. Wilson, C. Danehower, C. L. Main, C. D. Clark, J. A. Larson, and D. M. Lambert. 2012.
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