department of agriculture

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; September 25, 2012:  NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to prevent the spread of rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The annual baiting program […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture; April 5, 2012: Focus on Farm and Forest Issues, Rural Development Opportunities – NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of listening sessions across the state in April and May for farmers, forest landowners and agribusinesses. The purpose of the meetings is to […]

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Farming for Votes

by Mark Todd Engler on August 12, 2010

Knoxville Mayor and GOP gubernatorial nominee Bill Haslam told Tennessee Farm Bureau members that leaner government will benefit rural businesses, and the state’s economy as a whole. But agriculture grants and biofuels subsidies wouldn’t necessarily be on the chopping block, he added.

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Press Release from the Office of Gov. Phil Bredesen, June 4, 2010: NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today requested a Secretarial designation of natural disaster for agriculture for eight additional counties in middle and west Tennessee as a result of the historic rainfall and devastating floods that began April 30. The eight counties include: Cheatham, […]

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State of Tennessee press release, Jan 22, 2010: Bredesen Announces Federal Farm Assistance for Five Counties 21 Counties Now Qualify as Primary Natural Disaster Designation NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved his request for federal farm assistance for five additional Tennessee counties due to excessive rain and […]

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