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Family Ties Run Deep

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We all are experiencing a time in our society when anxiety and fear have crept in and challenged our ability to maintain a sense of normalcy. Those who are fortunate enough to be surrounded by family are connecting with one another for the support needed to make it through. Extended family not necessarily related by blood plays an important role ... Read More »

Reeves Family Farms

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Rockin’ The Hills Of West Tennessee • By Carroll Smith, Editor • In the late 1800s, Ernest Reeves traveled from Canada and settled in Fayette County, Tennessee, where the Loosahatchie River runs through the rolling hills and bottomland of this fertile agricultural area. When Ernest passed away in his 80s, his son, E.A. Reeves, dropped out of the 11th grade ... Read More »

UT Plans Annual ‘Cotton Focus’ For Feb. 13

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Cotton producers and agricultural industry professionals can learn about the latest cotton research at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual Cotton Focus, Thursday, Feb. 13. The event will be held at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd., Jackson, Tennessee. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CST. There is no cost to attend. University of Tennessee ... Read More »

February 2020 Industry News

UT Releases Field Crop Insect Management Recommendations The University of Tennessee Extension Service says the 2020 version of PB 1768, Insect Management Recommendations for Field Crops (and pasture), is now available online. “The guide has gone through substantial revision this year and closely matches the content on the mobile friendly Disease and Insect Field Guides at https://guide.utcrops.com/,” says Scott Stewart, ... Read More »

Nothing Says Farming Like Family

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When a new baby comes into the world, everyone scrutinizes each little detail to see what has been passed down from one generation to the next.[adinser[ Does the child have Daddy’s eyes or maybe Mama’s big smile? Feel the grip of these strong fingers. Gonna be a good cotton picker driver! As the years go by, assessing physical attributes gives ... Read More »

‘Farming A Thousand Acres Of Everything’

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I’m not sure why I fell in love with agriculture at a young age. I wasn’t pushed into agriculture, but I feel like I was pulled — much like the smell of a fresh pot of coffee has a way of pulling you out of bed. The ingredients were present. The first toy I remember was a 4000 series 1/16 ... Read More »