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House Democrats celebrate agriculture day on the Hill,

Event designed to focus attention on the importance of agriculture to Tennessee’s economy

On Tuesday, State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville), House Agriculture Committee Chairman Stratton Bone (D-Lebanon), and c Ken Givens celebrated Agriculture Day on the Hill.

“Agriculture continues to be such an important part of ours state’s economy,” said Pitts. “As we continue the move towards more green jobs in Tennessee, I believe agriculture will play a significant role.”

Recent statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture show that over $60 billion (about 18%) of the state’s economy is generated by agriculture and forestry. Agriculture alone accounts for over 210,000 Tennessee jobs, with over 11.4 million Tennessee acres currently being used as farmland. «Read the rest of this article»

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