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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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Fresh, Ripe Tennessee Strawberries are Ready to Pick

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, farmers across Tennessee say sweet and juicy strawberries are ready for harvest despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus effect on consumers.

While picking your own berries from the field will not be the same this year, you will still find the freshest fruit by going straight to the source.

Tennessee Strawberries

Tennessee Strawberries

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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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Prentice Cooper, Franklin State Forests Campsites Closed to prevent spread of Coronavirus

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of ForestryNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is closing the campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice. A surge in the number of campers is creating safety and health concerns for the public and forestry staff.

Campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice.

Campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice.

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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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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 22nd, 2020

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, almost three dozen administration bills began making their way through the House chamber. These initiatives build upon Tennessee’s recent momentum and are key components of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s agenda for the 2020 legislative year. Some of them include:

House Bill 2223: Clarifies the Department of Agriculture is responsible for establishing the standards applicable for certain donations of food. Strengthens a food donor’s immunity against liability for damage resulting from distribution of apparently wholesome food. House Bill 2223 will now be heard by members of the House Judiciary Committee.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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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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