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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department to take part in Summer Food Service Program

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – During the duration of the City’s Summer Youth Program, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

At 13 of the 15 program sites (all sites excluding Crow Recreation Center and Sango Elementary School) meals will be provided to all children without charge.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Invasive Tick Detected in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Tennessee Department of Health, and University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have announced that the invasive Asian longhorned tick has been detected in Tennessee.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture says invasive Asian Longhorned Tick discovered in Tennessee.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture says invasive Asian Longhorned Tick discovered in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Strawberry Season has arrived

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that despite the wet start to spring, sweet and juicy strawberries are prime for picking in most areas of Tennessee. If you are looking for the freshest berries, you need to go straight to the farm.

“We are seeing more ripe strawberries by the day.” Mitchell Hyde of Hyde Farms in Loudon County said. “The more sunshine, the more berries we will have ready to pick!”

Pick Your Own Tennessee Strawberries.

Pick Your Own Tennessee Strawberries.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Responds to Flood Damage

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA)

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Following the rains and flooding that led to a State of Emergency in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is coordinating with partners to assess damage, monitor food and fuel supplies, and assist farmers as floodwaters recede.

The Cumberland River overflowing onto the farm land across from Riverside Drive in Clarksville.

The Cumberland River overflowing onto the farm land across from Riverside Drive in Clarksville.

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Government Shutdown Creates New Deadline For Those Who Depend On SNAP

 

Tennessee Department of Human Services

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking steps today to alert SNAP recipients of a very important deadline imposed by the USDA. Individuals who are renewing their benefits or filing a 6 month Simplified Report form need to have any required paperwork in by the end of business Monday, January 14th.

Meeting this deadline is an important step to ensure February benefits are available to those who qualify during the government shutdown.

Tennessee Department of Human Services needs paperwork submitted by Monday to ensure February SNAP benefits remain available during the federal government shutdown.

Tennessee Department of Human Services needs paperwork submitted by Monday to ensure February SNAP benefits remain available during the federal government shutdown.

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TWRA says New Requirements established for captive Deer Herds following Chronic Wasting Disease detection

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) reports that after the confirmed detection of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in ten wild deer, Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) Commissioner Jai Templeton is implementing emergency rules to prevent further spread of the disease.

Hunter harvested the deer in Fayette County and Hardeman County. Targeted sampling by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency indicated the presence of CWD.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports a preliminary positive detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in white-tailed deer in Hardeman County and Fayette County.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports a preliminary positive detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in white-tailed deer in Hardeman County and Fayette County.

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American Heart Association says Schools should stay the course despite final USDA rule on Nutrition Standards

 

American Heart Association

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – The American Heart Association issued the following statement in response to the final rule on school nutrition standards issued this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The rule eliminates the final sodium target, decreases the amount of whole grains, and allows 1 percent flavored milk in school meals.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project Protects People and Pets

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, will begin in Tennessee in October, 2018.

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture announces additional Counties Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that three Tennessee counties have been quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) after detection of the forest-devastating insect, bringing the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 62.

Cheatham County, Giles County, and Maury County now added to Tennessee and Federal Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine.

Cheatham County, Giles County, and Maury County now added to Tennessee and Federal Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says more and more Farmers Markets accept SNAP

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says in Tennessee, a growing number of farmers markets are putting more dollars into farmers’ pockets while helping hungry people maximize their access to fresh food.

Forty of Tennessee’s farmers markets now work with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government’s primary anti-hunger program.

Buying Farm fresh foods is a “Snap” at Tennessee Farmers Markets.

Buying Farm fresh foods is a “Snap” at Tennessee Farmers Markets.

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