Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced the appointment of Debbie Stepp Ball as director of marketing in the Market Development Division....Learn More
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has set June 1-7 as the application period for the 2013 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program....Learn More
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is launching a voluntary Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program aimed at preventing the disease in farmed deer, elk and other cervidae in the state...Learn More
Springtime cold snaps make strawberry lovers quake in their boots over the quantity and quality of the crop. Fortunately, Tennessee's strawberry growers report that, if anything, the weather so far has only benefitted the burgeoning berries....Learn More
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 $2.8 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.