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Another hot and dry week for Tennessee crops

USDA says it was another hot and dry week for Tennessee farmers, allowing them to get a lot of fieldwork done. Reporters say farmers were able to harvest winter wheat and bale hay, as well as finish planting corn, cotton, and soybeans. Some spraying... Read More.

Near normal March in much of Tennessee

The USDA says it was a mostly average March for Tennessee. Only a few days fell below freezing and parts of the state remain dry, especially western areas, but Tennessee is heading into planting season with generally adequate soil moisture as farmers prep fields... Read More.

Hay supply under pressure in Tennessee

Moderate rainfall and warm temperatures were two features of February in Tennessee. The USDA says those conditions have helped pastures bounce back from drought last fall and the deep freeze in January, with early season grasses starting to emerge. That should help relieve some of... Read More.

Wetter weather has mixed effects in Tennessee

A shift to wetter weather in Tennessee during January recharged soil moisture but had some drawbacks. Up to a foot of snow in parts of the state mid-month accompanied bitterly cold conditions, which led to extra hay feeding by livestock producers. While a move to... Read More.

Dry 2023 impacting 2024 in Tennessee

A dry end to 2023 is affecting crops and livestock in Tennessee to start 2024. The USDA says more than half of the state has adequate to surplus soil moisture, below a year ago, but with improvements in some areas. That dry weather did impede... Read More.

No. 1 Kansas Tops No. 7 Tennessee 69-60 in Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI (AP) — Hunter Dickinson scored 17 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as No. 1 Kansas pulled away for a 69-60 victory over No. 7 Tennessee on Wednesday.The Jayhawks (5-1) bounced back from a 14-point loss a day earlier to take third place in... Read More.