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Seed Swap Returns To Tech’s Oakley Farms In Livingston

The annual Seed Swap is making its return to Tennessee Tech’s Oakley Farms in Livingston on Saturday, October 2nd. Professor of Agricultural Economics Michael Best said that the swap is a chance for people to both trade and purchase heirloom seeds. He said that heirloom seeds are those which you can grow the same variety of plants each year. He ... Read More »

Farmers Expecting Good Hay Crop This Year

Experts say good weather and a good spring season has led to a great hay crop for the Upper Cumberland. Warren County Agricultural Extension Agent Heath Nokes said that most farmers he has spoken with is either already harvesting or just about to harvest their hay. “Turned up a little dry now, but we had a great spring and it ... Read More »

Agriculture Aid Available To Farmers As Costs Rise

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program has opened signups to provide Upper Cumberland farmers aid. Chad Huddleston is County Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency. Huddleston said up to $250,000 is available based on a farmers crops and the number of animals they own. “All input costs are going up,” Huddleston said. “Fuel, fertilizer, materials, everything seems to be ... Read More »

Ice Storm Damage Federal Aid Available For Putnam Farmers

Federal Assistance for Putnam County farmers is available in the aftermath of the February ice storm. Chad Huddleston is County Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency. Huddleston said the Emergency Conservation Program makes Putnam farmers with at least $1,000 in debris or permanent fencing damage eligible. Huddleston said 75 percent of costs will be covered. “You don’t have ... Read More »

Local Farmers Dealing With COVID Losses Can Get Help

Farmers and producers suffering from COVID-related financial losses can apply for the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The program pays monies to compensate for market losses when the market was closed and livestock prices fell during the pandemic. White County Farm Service Agency Director Chad Huddleston said farmers have until August 28 to apply. “It pays a subsidy based on ... Read More »

Farmers Hit By March Storm Can Apply For Funds

Farms and ranches that received storm damage last month may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program. White County Farm Service Agency Executive Director Chad Huddleston said farms damaged in White, Putnam and Van Buren Counties are eligible for relief. “We have a cost share program that would assist in debris getting cleaned up and fences put back ... Read More »