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Producers urged to apply for assistance

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:36 pm

For agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill conservation program financial assistance in fiscal year 2015, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee has set Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, as the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration. Pending the availability of funds, additional evaluation periods may occur and cutoff dates will be posted on the Tennessee website on the EQIP

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  • Forestry Association holds meeting

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The Elk Valley Forestry Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Mulberry Avenue, Fayetteville. The program will highlight the Elk River Watershed Project with presentations by Tennessee Valley Authority, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program. Please call the Lincoln County Extension Service at 931-433-1582 for meal reservations by Dec.12.

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  • Local NRSC field staffers earn awards

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

    (From left) Mary Douglas Hastings, Mitchell Aman and William Simmons of the Lincoln County Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) brought home awards during the NRCS winter meeting and recognition event in Franklin.

    The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) field staff from Lincoln County took home awards during the Tennessee Area 2 Winter Meeting and Annual recognition event at the Williamson County Ag Expo in Franklin. The event was held to recognize NRCS field staff for the efforts they have made to conserve natural resources. Lincoln County field staff received three awards. Mitchell Aman, district conservationist, was awarded a Certificate of Merit for

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  • LMC earns new chest pain center accreditation

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive

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  • USDA extends deadline for dairy margin protection

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. 19, 2014. The program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. “The 2014 Farm Bill created these safety

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  • Farm Bureau pays $15M dividend

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Farm Bureau Insurance is distributing $15 million to its customers across Tennessee in the form of an Automobile Appreciation Dividend. The dividend is being paid to automobile policyholders who have a qualifying claims history and who also had a homeowner policy as of Oct. 31, 2014. Checks are being mailed the first week in December to approximately 288,000 customers. “Although the economy is slowly improving, we know many Tennesseans continue

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  • DesJarlais staff holds office hours here

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Providing the best possible constituent services is a top priority for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais. To assist in that effort, the congressman has set up four district offices located in Cleveland, Columbia, Murfreesboro and Winchester. Additionally, DesJarlais has announced local office hours in cities and towns across Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District. Staff will be on hand to provide Fourth District residents with a variety of constituent services, including help in

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