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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Alerts Livestock Producers to Possible Scam

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, 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.

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Pick Tennessee Products Takes Local Connections to New Level

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Consumers now have more opportunities to connect to local farms and food businesses than ever before.

The Pick Tennessee Products mobile app has expanded its services to include all businesses listed within the program’s directory.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Illegally Imported Livestock is a Risk to All

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, 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.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture says bring livestock into the state illegally presents health risk for everyone.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture says bring livestock into the state illegally presents health risk for everyone.

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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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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recognizes Wes Montooth for Excellence in Service

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has recognized Wes Montooth of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture with the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award. The biannual award recognizes outstanding state employees who elevate the way Tennessee State Government delivers services.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Wes Montooth and First Lady Maria Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Wes Montooth and First Lady Maria Lee.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture accepting Grant Program Applications now through March 16th

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is now accepting applications for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP).

“Tennessee’s diverse landscape is home to a wide variety of farms, and many of those grow the specialty crops supported through the SCBGP,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG) available.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG) available.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Lewis County Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports another Tennessee county has been quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) after detection of the forest-devastating insect.

Lewis County joins 62 other counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports West Nile Virus detected in Middle Tennessee Horse

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Despite the cooler temperatures, mosquitoes are still active in Tennessee. The state veterinarian is confirming a case of mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse in Robertson County.

Mosquitoes transmit WNV. Sick horses cannot directly infect humans or other horses.

Vector-borne diseases (such as the Zika virus, which can be spread by aedes aegypti mosquitoes) account for more than 17 percent of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700,000 deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Vector-borne diseases (such as the Zika virus, which can be spread by aedes aegypti mosquitoes) account for more than 17 percent of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700,000 deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Laurel Wilt Disease Detected on Sassafras Trees in Montgomery County, Dickson County

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is advising forest landowners to monitor their sassafras trees after detecting laurel wilt disease in Montgomery County and Dickson County.

Laurel wilt is a fungal disease caused by an invasive pathogen, Raffaelea lauricola, which can affect a range of plants in the Lauraceae family, including sassafras and spicebush in Tennessee.

Sassafras Tree infected by Laurel Wilt Disease.

Sassafras Tree infected by Laurel Wilt Disease.

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