Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is warning livestock producers about a potential scam.
Several Tennessee cattle farmers have recently been contacted by a person or persons indicating they want to buy cattle.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is reminding citizens that illegally importing livestock to Tennessee can have wide-reaching negative effects for us all.
Livestock producers, dealers, and citizens must adhere to state and federal import requirements for any livestock shipped into Tennessee.
Nashville, TN – As the temperatures plummet and the icy conditions take hold, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is urging citizens to take steps to keep livestock safe and healthy.
“Most livestock tolerate cold weather well,” state veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher said. “However, extreme temperature changes can have a dramatic impact on an animal’s health and performance.”
Access to fresh water is a must. Stock tanks and ponds should be monitored closely and any ice should be broken if freezing occurs. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Reports Poll reveals Overwhelming Majority of Doctors Concerned About Use of Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock
Over 2,000 Medical Professionals Call on Trader Joe’s to Stop Selling Meat Raised on Antibiotics
Yonkers, NY – The overwhelming majority of doctors— 93 percent—are concerned about the common meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease prevention, according to a new poll released today by Consumer Reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and many other public health organizations have warned that the misuse of antibiotics on healthy livestock is making these medications less effective for treating disease in people. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R–Clarksville) today announced Montgomery County is set to receive several important appropriations through the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget passed by the Tennessee General Assembly late last week. The news came after Representative Johnson offered several key amendments to Governor Haslam’s official budget to include this important funding.
The first project allocates $4.3 million for the new Clarksville Veterans’ Nursing Home. Once complete, the veterans’ home is expected to create nearly 100 jobs and have an economic input around $6.6 million. Similar facilities are located in Murfreesboro, Humboldt, and Knox County. According to state officials, there are 22,389 veterans in Montgomery County. Of those, 3,313 are over the age of 65. «Read the rest of this article»
United States Colored Troops Living History Association Hosts Annual Conference in Clarksville October 19th-21st
The United States Colored Troops Living History Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and accurately interpret the history of the United States Colored Troops of the American Civil War and those that supported their efforts to abolish slavery and preserve the Union and to educate the public and promote research of the history and legacy of those who served in the Civil War. «Read the rest of this article»
Internal Revenue Service announces that Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers have more Time to Replace Livestock
43 States, Including Tennessee, Affected
Washington, D.C. – Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
Farmers and ranchers who, due to drought, sell more livestock than they normally would may defer tax on the extra gains from those sales. To qualify, the livestock generally must be replaced within a four-year period. The IRS is authorized to extend this period if the drought continues. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Author Tom McKenney will discuss and be available to sign his book, Jack Hinson’s One Man War at Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center on Tuesday, April 17th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Contact Fort Defiance at 931.472.3351 or www.fortdefianceclarksville.com.
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