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Key dates for Farm Bill safety net announced

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 6:12 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing key dates for farm owners and producers to keep in mind regarding the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). 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. “The ARC and PLC programs are a significant reform in the

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  • Applicator card renewal trainings set

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    The year for renewal of Tennessee Private Applicator Pesticide Cards is 2014. All Tennessee pesticide cards expire on Oct. 21, 2014. The last renewal trainings will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Ralph Hastings Building in Fayetteville. There will be two sessions on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Producers only need to attend one. The fee is $15. Those who attended renewal training in

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  • USDA expands credit to help farmers

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. As part of this effort, USDA is raising the borrowing limit for the microloan program from $35,000 to $50,000, simplifying the lending processes, updating required “farming experience” to include other valuable experiences and expanding eligible business entities to reflect changes

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  • Freeman new director at senior center

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:05 am

    New director (3)

    Interacting with the seniors is what Samantha “Sam” Freeman, director of the Lincoln County Senior Center, likes best about her job. Sam was originally hired as assistant director of the center in August 2013. She officially became director in April, although she’s been serving as interim director since former director Wayne Bradford’s accident in February. Sam is married to Steve Freeman, a Goodman employee for 42 years, and he is

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  • Zaxby’s marks anniversary

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Zaxby's second year (4)

    Zaxby’s celebrated its second anniversary at its Fayetteville restaurant Wednesday with a customer appreciation day. Balloons decorated the restaurant, and those customers who purchased a meal will get an identical meal free during the month of November. This customer appreciation event will be repeated every year on Oct. 1. Zaxby’s also does fundraising for local schools. At Fayetteville City Schools, finger sandwiches are being sold at the concessions stand. Zaxby’s

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  • RCA sets craft fair, business expo

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Riverside Christian Academy is gearing up for the Seventh Annual Craft Show and Small Business Expo on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for local crafters and home-based business owners to show off their works and wares. From the beginning, the craft show has been held in the gym at RCA, and two years ago, it expanded into the cafeteria. “We have seen

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  • 100 Years Old

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    100 Years Old --

    Jimmy Cox of First National Bank presents Opal Gatlin of Fayetteville with a $100 bill in honor of her 100th birthday, which she celebrated on Sept. 9. Also pictured is Mrs. Gatlin’s daughter, Sharrell Buchanan. The presentation of $100 bills to those turning 100 has become a tradition for the community bank.

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