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Coverage choice for safety net programs now underway

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:14 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) beginning now and continuing through March 31, 2015. The new programs, designed to help producers better manage risk, usher in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades. “USDA is committed to keeping

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  • Skills breakfast

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Skills Breakfast --

    Lincoln County High School’s SkillsUSA program recently hosted a breakfast with community officials and business leaders. Pictured here are the leaders of the chapter along with state legislators, including (from left) Brileigh Gentry, State Sen. Jim Tracey, Josie Edwards, State Rep. Bill Spivey, Tristian Shepardson, Sammy Owens, State Rep. Pat Marsh, Madison Butler, and Holly Holsten.

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  • Farm Credit opens new office in Fayetteville

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Farm Credit Ribbon Cutting (1) --

    Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, opened a new office in Fayetteville, located at 4 Chenault Ford Road. An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony were held on Oct. 28, attended by local officials, community members, Farm Credit leaders and Farm Credit customers. The new office is approximately 4,500 square feet with nine total desk spaces. “Our

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  • Resource concerns are focus of meeting

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    The Lincoln County Soil Conservation District and the local Natural Resources Conservation Service will be holding a Local Working Group meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the UT Extension office at 208 East Davidson Drive in Fayetteville. The Local Working Group is comprised of representatives from, but not limited to, local, state and federal agencies, Farm Bureau, Farm Service Agency and county

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  • USDA microloan cap grows to $50K

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Tennessee Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Gene Davidson reminds farmers and ranchers that the FSA borrowing limit for microloans increased last week from $35,000 to $50,000. Microloans offer borrowers simplified lending with less paperwork. Davidson said it makes borrowing from FSA a “first opportunity” to farm or ranch or quickly expand existing operations. “This will help more people because of new flexibilities created by the 2014 Farm Bill,” Davidson

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  • FPU closed Thanksgiving

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Fayetteville Public Utilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please continue to call the FPU office at 433-1522 to report utility outages or leaks. A service crew will be available during the holiday to assist with emergencies.

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  • TVA makes final payment on original $1B investment

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    The Tennessee Valley Authority has made the final scheduled payment on Congress’ original $1 billion investment in building TVA’s power program decades ago. “This may be as close to a mortgage-burning milestone as you can have in the federal government,” TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said. “TVA has now repaid the U.S. Treasury for the cost of its creation while continuing to invest in improving the quality of life

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