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TDA Announces Dairy Product Recall for East Tennessee

  April 8, 2014

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture in cooperation with Jersey Ridge Dairy of Knoxville, Tenn., is announcing a recall of Cruze Farm Girl Vanilla Ice Cream....Learn More

Chicks and Ducks Are Cute, but Not a Good Easter Gift

  April 3, 2014

Cuddly baby chicks and ducks are as much a part of the Easter holiday as colored eggs and the Easter bunny. But even though they are fun to look at and kids love them, you should not give them as gifts because of the health risks involved...Learn More

TDA Now Accepting Proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grants

  March 31, 2014

TDA is now accepting proposals for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. These federal funds are granted to enhance production and competitiveness of specialty crops....Learn More

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About the Tennessee Department of Agriculture

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture promotes local produce and products and ensures safe and dependable food and fiber for all while conserving our natural resources. Farming and forestry not only preserve a time-honored way of life, but they also fuel the state's economy. Agricultural production generates more than $3.5 billion annually in farm cash receipts and nearly $300 million generated by timber sales. The Department touches the lives of Tennesseans everyday through the food we eat, the fuel we pump, the clothes we wear, the wood products we use and the land we enjoy.

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Title VI Statement

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against persons based on their race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Any person alleging discrimination based on a prohibited basis has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and/or the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. For more information contact Nakisha Easley, Title VI Coordinator at 615.837.5167. Title VI Complaint Form.