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Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Offered Reimbursement

  Mar 27, 2015

Tennessee farmers who grow fruits or vegetables and have received Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) certification are eligible to receive reimbursement for costs related to certification...Learn More

Organic Farmers Offered Reimbursement for Certification Costs

  Mar 27, 2015

Certified organic producers can apply to TDA for a 75 percent cost share up to a maximum of $750 to help defray costs related to receiving and maintaining organic certification...Learn More

Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications to be Available Online

  Mar 26, 2015

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will soon accept applications for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program....Learn More

Dye the Easter Eggs, but Don't Handle the Chicks

  Mar 23, 2015

Those Easter baskets are often filled with candy and colorful eggs. However, there is one type of gift you should avoid during the holiday--baby chicks and ducklings...Learn More

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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.