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  • Cost Share Available to Forest Landowners and Industry

    Monday, May 10, 2021 | 02:31pm

    Multiple cost share opportunities are currently open for application and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDF) can help. During the month of May, forest landowners can apply for financial assistance to help establish or enhance their woodlands, and loggers can apply to improve harvesting capacity.

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  • Tennessee State Fair Debuts New 2021 Location

    Wednesday, May 05, 2021 | 05:17pm

    When agricultural fair season rolls around this year, the Tennessee State Fair will make history by taking place in conjunction with the Wilson County Fair. “In partnership with Wilson County and Wilson County Promotions, the Tennessee State Fair will be one of the largest and strongest in the country,” Governor Bill Lee said. “I thank the State Fair Commission and General Assembly for prioritizing the investments needed to expand facilities, showcase our agriculture community, and ensure the best possible experience for Tennesseans.”

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  • Tennessee Strawberry Season is Here

    Monday, May 03, 2021 | 09:05am

    With warm spring days in the forecast, Tennessee farms will quickly have fields turning red with juicy and sweet strawberries. If you are looking for the freshest berries, head straight to the farm.

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  • Grant Window Open for Urban Tree Planting Projects

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 08:48am

    It’s planting season and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry can help cities and counties, schools, and nonprofit organizations fund urban forestry tree planting projects. The Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) applications are now open to help increase and improve tree populations.

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  • Tennessee's First Chronic Wasting Disease Testing Facility Open

    Friday, April 23, 2021 | 03:43pm

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory has the state’s first Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing facility. The CWD testing unit is operational and fully accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the organization that develops and publishes international standards.

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  • Timber Theft Cases Reported Across Tennessee

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 02:43pm

    Rising timber prices and the value of individual species have enticed thieves to steal timber across Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) urges forest landowners to be aware of timber theft and provides steps owners can take to protect their assets.

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  • Tennessee Beef Promotion Board to Meet

    Thursday, April 01, 2021 | 03:04pm

    The Tennessee Beef Promotion Board will meet April 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. CDT at the Tennessee Beef Industry Council located at 530 Brandies Circle Suite A in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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  • Tennessee Ag Day Celebrated on March 23

    Monday, March 22, 2021 | 08:27am

    To highlight the state’s number one industry, Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed March 23 as Tennessee Ag Day. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture invites citizens to join them in celebrating agriculture and forestry businesses and workers. This special day is set aside to help people understand how food and fiber are produced and the role farmers and foresters play in providing safe, abundant, and affordable products.

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  • Animal Friendly Grants Help Shelters and Pet Owners

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 08:37am

    Tennessee specialty license plates sales help pet owners have access to low-cost spay and neutering services. Funds from the Animal Friendly - Spay and Neuter Saves Lives license plates go to Animal Friendly Grants, a program administered by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Animal Health Division.

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  • Ag Crime Unit Steps Up Citations for Off-Road Users in Areas of State Forests

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 09:54am

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Agricultural Crime Unit (ACU) is teaming up with the Division of Forestry (TDF) to elevate enforcement of state forest regulations. The increased law enforcement activity centers around misuse by off-highway vehicle (OHV) and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) users in the state forests.

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