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President Joe Biden Announces New Actions to Deliver Masks to Communities Hit Hard by the Pandemic

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – As part of his National Strategy to defeat COVID-19 Coronavirus, President Joe Biden announced a new effort to make masks more easily available to communities hard hit by the pandemic.

The Administration will deliver more than 25 million masks to over 1,300 Community Health Centers across the country as well as 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens, reaching some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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FDA says Donald Trump Administration Sets Pace for Food Loss, Waste Reduction

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the renewal of the joint agency formal agreement including the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative.

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Tennessee Department of Human Services announces Summer Food Service Program Expanded to Provide Meals During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing an extension to its summer program to provide meals to children.

With the recent approval from the USDA, sponsors of Tennessee’s Summer Food Service Program now have the ability to offer meals to their communities throughout the entire 2020/2021 school year.

USDA has extended the Summer Food Service Program to help Feed Children during the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

USDA has extended the Summer Food Service Program to help Feed Children during the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

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SNAP Recipients May Have More Benefits Than They Realize

 

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has caused upheaval to the lives of almost everyone, but the effects have been most pronounced among lower-income people.
 
Here in Tennessee, many residents who might have just been getting by have found their work hours cut, or their positions eliminated entirely, since stay-at-home orders began in March.

Patty Sellars

Patty Sellars

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Tennessee Landowners can apply for NRCS Assistance to Improve Natural Resources

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications from Tennessee producers and landowners who are interested in implementing conservation practices to improve natural resources on their farm or forest land.

Funding is available through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  

U.S.Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service's Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

U.S.Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

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United Way, Local Mayors unite to Feed Families

 

United Way Of Greater ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region has put together a Farmers to Families event at 1:00pm on October 21st in First Baptist Church’s preschool parking lot at Hiter Street and Commerce Street.

This event is a result of a partnership between Carolyn Watson, Director of the Cumberland Baptist Disaster Relief Team, and the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region along with Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, Stewart County Mayor Robin Brandon, and Houston County Mayor Paul Bailey to provide more than 1,200 food boxes to local families in need.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: 95 County Virtual Tour

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – During my first year in the Senate, I traveled to every single county in Tennessee and met with local and state community leaders. This year has been chock full of adjustments to our everyday lives, but my commitment to hearing from constituents will never change.

In light of all the new social distancing rules, I’ve taken my 95 county tour online! These virtual roundtables have given me the opportunity to hear firsthand from every single county on how Washington can best serve their needs. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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NASA projects examine COVID-19 and it’s effects on the Environment

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Earth observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and the environment. “Satellites collect data all the time and don’t require us to go out anywhere,” Hannah Kerner, an assistant research professor at the University of Maryland in College Park, said.

Kerner is among eight researchers recently awarded a rapid-turnaround project grant, which supports investigators as they explore how COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown measures are impacting the environment and how the environment can affect how the virus is spread.

Small, blocky shapes of towns, fields, and pastures surround the meandering Mississippi River, the largest river system in North America in this Landsat image. (NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/USGS)

Small, blocky shapes of towns, fields, and pastures surround the meandering Mississippi River, the largest river system in North America in this Landsat image. (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/USGS)

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U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Applauds New Rural Health Initiative

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, August 1st, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on the Rural Telehealth Initiative, a joint effort to collaborate and share information to address health disparities, resolve service provider challenges, and promote broadband services and technology to rural areas in America.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Reopening Schools Is Key to Unlocking the Full Potential of America’s Children

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Our Nation’s children deserve the very best, and no one should be kept from reaching their full potential. If schools remain closed this fall, many children will continue to face adverse effects from school closures caused by the pandemic shutdown.

The Council of Economic Advisers estimates that just the three months of closures between March and May 2020 may reduce future potential earnings of children by 2.3 – 3.7 percent.

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