The Faces of Adversity

Read the stories of five tough-as-nails farmers who are examples of the adversity farmers face and the resilience needed to prevail.

There’s no arguing that agriculture is a tough industry. The issues and adversity farmers face that can derail an agribusiness’s bottom line are numerous: drought, floods, hail, high winds, pests, disease, and market fluctuations, just to name a few. It’s enough to make anyone head for a desk job. However, the men and women of the ag industry aren’t just anyone; read five stories that highlight the mettle needed to overcome adversity.Read More

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Money Minute: financial steps your agribusiness should take to be ready for the new year

Get a jump on planning for next year to prepare for growth for your agribusiness in 2017.

As the year draws to a close and the new year is on the horizon it’s time to start thinking about next year’s goals. It’s time to make sure your business plan is set for your agribusiness for a successful growing and harvesting year in 2017.  Consider these important financial reminders below to ensure your game plan is solid.Read More

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AgAmericaEats Recipes: Holiday Pairings of Cookies and Drinks that fill you up with cheer

Find recipes for holiday pairings of sweets and drinks that will cheer you to your toes.

Baking holiday cookies and making holiday drinks are two traditions that fill the season with tasty treats and good cheer. It’s a time when the fruits of agriculture’s labors can come together to make sugary and savory goodies to give and share. Find our compilation of the best recipes for holiday pairings of sweets and drinks for you and your family this holiday season.Read More

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A Real Christmas Tree vs. an Artificial Tree

‘Tis the season to find a Christmas tree, and the facts will convince you that a real Christmas tree is the way to go.

The weather outside may be turning frightful, but your fire is so delightful, especially next to a Christmas tree decked out with ornaments and all the trimmings. If you haven’t put your tree up yet, and you’re still considering whether to get a real Christmas tree or go the artificial route, make sure you comb through the below facts to ensure your tree choice is the best one for your family and the environment.Read More

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AgAmerica Thanksgiving Ag Recipes with Corn, Sweet Potatoes, and Turkey

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you were searching for a few new Thanksgiving ag recipes to try this year, look no further.

The Thanksgiving holiday is all about being thankful for family and friends and gathering around the table to celebrate the year’s harvest. It’s the best time of the year to try out a few new Thanksgiving ag recipes that showcase traditional harvest time commodities like turkey and sweet potatoes. Let one of the recipes bellows grace your Thanksgiving table this year.Read More

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A look at the Southeast Corn Varieties

There are many crops grown in the southern region of the United States; take a look at Southeast corn varieties.

Corn is a favorite vegetable, but the corn gracing American tables isn’t the only variety of corn grown. A lot of corn comes out of the Southeast, and it’s used for a variety of purposes, including playing center stage at barbecues, cookouts, and family dinners. Read about all the Southeast corn varieties below.Read More

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USDA Corn Harvest Update

Find out the latest news on this year’s corn harvest.

Corn is one of the largest crop commodities in the U.S., and farmers all over the country—from the Midwest to Southeastern states—are wrapping up or have completed their own corn harvest. Though there was drought, fire, flooding, and hurricanes in other parts of the country, the weather was favorable for growing corn in the main areas of the corn belt and most secondary areas where corn production is high.

The weather has been so favorable that corn producers may just be on to a record-setting corn harvest. Find out what the USDA’s latest report says on the harvesting of one of the country’s largest crops.Read More

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Thankful for Ag: the History of Cornucopia

The Horn of Plenty, or cornucopia, is a common harvest motif, but do you know why?

You’ve likely seen the traditional symbols of the harvest—ears of corn, strands of wheat, and the cornucopia among them—but do you know the history of the cornucopia? Depicted as a horn overflowing with fruits, vegetables, and nuts, it is also called the Horn of Plenty. It has long represented the harvest in Western culture, and it has come to be associated with Thanksgiving. Read about the cornucopia’s ancient roots and modern depictions below.Read More

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Taking a Look at Female Farm Leaders and Their Roles in Ag

Women in agriculture have been a cornerstone in the industry; explore female farm leaders and why they’re so important.

There’s no denying that women have always played an important role in agriculture, but the role of female farm leaders is one that has often been understated. Take a look at the statistics concerning female farm leaders, why they’re important, and how women in ag can find support.Read More

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Update on Tennessee crops: What’s harvesting now?

Find out which Tennessee crops are harvested through the end of the year.

As the calendar moves into November, the harvests of most states are done and in the books. However, Tennessee offers a rich soil and a mostly temperate climate that’s conducive to growing a wide array of crops. Agriculture is a main industry in The Volunteer State, with many Tennessee crops being harvested throughout the year. See what’s being harvested right now, according to the Pick Tennessee Products website, in Tennessee below.Read More

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