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Farmers, Ranchers and Private Forest Landowners Use Conservation to Protect Pollinator Habitat, Boost Crop Production

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The next time you snack on almonds, add blueberries to your smoothie or eat pumpkin pie, thank a pollinator and thank farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners who work hard to create and maintain their habitat.

Pollinators, such as honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies, birds, bats, flies and many others, play a critical role in crop production. Without pollinators, we wouldn’t have many crops.

During the week of June 22nd-28th, the nation will celebrate these iconic and crucial pollinators during National Pollinator Week.

National Pollinator Week is June 22nd-28th.

National Pollinator Week is June 22nd-28th.

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Tennesseans Now Able to Use SNAP Benefits to Buy Food Online

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Tennesseans who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to feed their families now have a new resource to help during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Tennessee for a pilot program that allows SNAP benefits to be used to buy food online with Amazon and Walmart. 

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Lamar Alexander: Tennessee University Presidents are working overtime to go back to school in August, go back safely

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced additional federal funding this week for Tennessee. More than $7 million is now headed to 143 rural health clinics across Tennessee to help expand access to COVID-19 Coronavirus testing in rural communities. 

Those in East Tennessee who were affected by the tornadoes on April 12th-13th: The deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance is June 23rd. To apply for assistance, you can click here or do so by phone: 1.800.621.3362 or TTY 800.462.7585.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: May 23rd, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 continued to take action in the ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

Today, FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released recommendations to help address shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), cloth face coverings, disinfectants, and sanitation supplies in the food and agriculture industry during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. 

Coronavirus.

Coronavirus.

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: May 21th, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today continued to take action in the ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the FDA announced that the agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the U.S. food and agriculture sector so that Americans can continue to have access to a safe and robust food supply.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Summer Youth Program to feature Activity Packs, Virtual Programming

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will not host an in-person Summer Youth Program this year to ensure the safety of the public during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. However, plans have been finalized for a free “virtual” summer camp experience!

The virtual camp will be June 1st to July 10th and will consist of two components: weekly activity packs that children can enjoy at home, and virtual programming which will be shared online and on the Clarksville Community Network. Children can participate in one or both components.

Summer Youth Program

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: April 22nd, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDASilver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

The FDA authorized the first diagnostic test with an at-home sample collection option for COVID-19. Specifically, the FDA re-issued the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) COVID-19 RT-PCR Test to permit testing of samples self-collected by patients at home using LabCorp’s Pixel by LabCorp COVID-19 Test home collection kit.

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Coronavirus

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Tennessee Department of Education Receives Key Education, Nutrition Waivers

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has been granted several key waivers from federal agencies to allow significantly more flexibility at state and local levels during school building closures resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Tennessee Department of Education Receives Waivers to Help Expand Access to School Nutrition Programs and Give Flexibility to Policymakers, District Leaders, and Educators.

Tennessee Department of Education Receives Waivers to Help Expand Access to School Nutrition Programs and Give Flexibility to Policymakers, District Leaders, and Educators.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #1

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here.

Governor Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System makes adjustments to Meal Distribution

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – After monitoring and evaluating the meals for children plan that was announced yesterday, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) has added three additional serving locations.

Free Breakfast and Lunch to be provided by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System through March 20th.

Free Breakfast and Lunch to be provided by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System through March 20th.

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