agriculture en Tenn. Corn Crop Likely Smallest Since 2006 <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee’s corn harvest is three to four weeks ahead of schedule because an unusually warm spring allowed farmers to plant earlier.</span></p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:39:21 +0000 AP/WMOT 14870 at Possible Drought Aid for Tennessee Farmers <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Legislators in Washington are considering help for drought-stricken farmers in one of their final acts before adjourning for the August recess.</p><p>The House bill, scheduled to be voted on today, would restore four disaster assistance programs that expired last year. They would be reinstated for the 2012 budget year, at an estimated cost of $383 million.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:38:43 +0000 AP/WMOT 13959 at It's Official: Drought in Tennessee <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A new report shows a &nbsp;large swath of Tennessee is now officially drought stricken.</p><p>The U.S. Drought Monitor report represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists.&nbsp;&nbsp;Released Thursday, the report says that nutritious green grass is in short supply. Some farmers have begun feeding their herds winter hay reserves in summer.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:37:45 +0000 Mike Osborne 13255 at Driving Cross-Country on 10 Gallons of Gas <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp;&nbsp; --&nbsp; A team of researchers from Middle Tennessee State University are attempting to&nbsp;drive cross-country this week on less than 10 gallons of gasoline.</p><p>MTSU&nbsp;Professor&nbsp;Cliff Ricketts, six students, and a couple of alumni volunteers were on schedule&nbsp;to pass&nbsp;through Oklahoma City at&nbsp;noon Tuesday&nbsp;on their way to Long Beach California.&nbsp; They&rsquo;re driving experimental hybrid vehicles that run on a variety of energy sources, including solar, hydrogen gas, ethanol and gasoline.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:54:26 +0000 Mike Osborne 8145 at Driving Cross-Country on 10 Gallons of Gas Tennessee Works: Agriculture Booming <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The economic downturn of recent years has been hard on Tennessee, but even in a recession some corners of the economy continue to prosper.</p><p>In a special series of reports we&rsquo;re calling &ldquo;Tennessee Works,&rdquo; WMOT is searching out those places where Tennesseans have done well during the Great Recession.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:00:50 +0000 Mike Osborne 7676 at Tennessee Works: Agriculture Booming