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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 Debris Burn Permits Required starting October 15th

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week October 4th-10th by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires and obtain a debris burn permit for leaf and brush piles.

The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is October 15th.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

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Tennessee Farms Offer Safe, Outdoor Fun This Fall

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Are you looking for a way to get outside and enjoy fall fun with family and friends? A trip to a Tennessee farm this season will bring smiling faces, family entertainment, and unforgettable memories.

In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, agritourism operators have implemented health measures to make sure your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Tennessee Farms offer plenty of Fall Activities. (Tennessee Department of Agriculture)

Tennessee Farms offer plenty of Fall Activities. (Tennessee Department of Agriculture)

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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 Governor Bill Lee announces Expanded Small Business Relief; New Relief Programs for Agriculture, Tourism, Workforce Development

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced today new and expanded financial relief programs for small businesses, agribusinesses, displaced workers, and the tourism industry through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).

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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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission changes Duck Blind Drawing process this year

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission passed an emergency rule to provide a different procedure for issuing duck blinds this year to help protect public health due to COVID-19 Coronavirus. The action came Friday at the June meeting of the commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

The handheld drawings usually result in large crowds gathering at the various sites.

Duck Blind Drawing process changes this year due to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Duck Blind Drawing process changes this year due to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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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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