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Pick Tennessee Products Celebrates Refreshed Look

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Consumer interest in purchasing local is at an all-time high, and the long-standing Pick Tennessee Products program has announced a refreshed logo for Tennessee food businesses, farmers markets, and agritourism.

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Live Interactive Data Shows Tennesseans the Impact of Agriculture and Forestry Where They Live

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) announces the launch of a new online, interactive source for agriculture and forestry information for every county in Tennessee. The live dashboards enable people to access real-time data for a range of information in one easy-to-access place.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Live Interactive Data

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Live Interactive Data

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Warns Consumers About Credit Card Skimmers at Gas Pumps

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is alerting consumers to an increase in fraudulent credit card devices found at gas pumps across the state.

“Inspectors with our Weights and Measures Section are discovering credit card skimmers during routine gas pump inspections,” Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said.

Credit Card Skimmers have been found at several Gas Pumps across Tennessee.

Credit Card Skimmers have been found at several Gas Pumps across Tennessee.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture announces Financial Relief for Agricultural, Forestry Businesses

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) joins Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group in announcing new financial relief programs for businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve seen how the economic impacts of COVID-19 Coronavirus have affected all types of businesses,” Governor Lee said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture announces Fruit, Vegetable Cost Share Opportunity Increased

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee farmers who want to access additional markets and increase food safety can now do so with less expense. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) will reimburse qualified producers who become Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified.

These producers can get 75% of the GAP certification inspection reimbursed, up to $1,500. That is, double the amount available last year.

Vegetables

Vegetables

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Hunger Relief for Tennessee Families Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Families faced with food insecurity during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic are finding relief from food banks, retailers and producers, and there are more donations on the way.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently joined representatives from Weigel’s Convenience Stores, Mayfield Dairy, the Randy Davis Memorial Milk Fund, the Tennessee Dairy Promotion Committee, and Tennessee food banks affiliated with Feeding America for donation announcements.

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Coronavirus

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Tennessee Farmers Markets Offer Fresh Food in a Safe Way

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Farmers Markets are opening across Tennessee and offering fresh, local food.

Whether you’re looking for meat, produce, or artisan products, a farmers market near you provides easy access to local, quality products. Shopping at farmers markets also serves as one of the best ways to keep your money in your community.

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture to hold “Fill Your Grill” Contest

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Summer is meant for grilling and Tennesseans have a chance to win local meats with the Pick Tennessee Products “Fill Your Grill” contest.

For more than thirty years, Pick Tennessee Products has connected farmers directly to consumers. Between June 1st and 15th, 2020 you can register to win $200.00 worth of local meats from your choice of Tennessee farms participating in Pick Tennessee Products.

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Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner: The Food Supply Chain Remains Strong in the State

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Farmers, foresters, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers ensure community access to safe and abundant food, fuel, fiber, and wood products. Despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, farmers are still raising livestock and planting and harvesting crops. At this time, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) sees no evidence of agricultural shortages in Tennessee.

Tennessee Farmers Markets

Tennessee Farmers Markets

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner says We Are Committed to Food Safety, Food Supply

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – During this time of uncertainty, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) remains committed in our mission to safeguard your food and fiber and ensure equity in the marketplace.

With our citizens and our employees in mind, TDA inspectors, administrators, and support staff continue to provide the services you count on while also following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Tennessee Department of Agriculture is committed to safeguarding the Food Supply in Tennessee.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture is committed to safeguarding the Food Supply in Tennessee.

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