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State Announces $100K Grant for Martin Farmers Market

  Sept 2, 2014

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced a $100,000 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program grant to the city of Martin to help fund the construction of a new farmers market pavilion....Learn More

Tennessee Readies for Federal Livestock Traceability Rule

  July 29, 2014

TDA is stepping up efforts to educate livestock farmers about USDA's final Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule that requires the identification of livestock being transported across state lines.....Learn More

Seven Additional Tennessee Counties Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

  July 23, 2014

A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee...Learn More

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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. The Department touches the lives of Tennesseans every day 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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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.