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VOL. 128 | NO. 62 | Friday, March 29, 2013

Tennessee has $170,000 Available to Help Organic Farmers

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee has $170,000 available for certified organic farmers and those transitioning to organic agriculture.

The money is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Organic Initiative, which helps plan and implement conservation practices that allow their organic operations to be environmentally sustainable.

Some of these practices include cover crops, nutrient and pest management and crop rotation.

Acting State Conservationist John Rissler said in a USDA news release that implementing conservation practices will help producers meet the requirements of their USDA organic system plans and stay in compliance with the national organic program.

Signup for the Organic Initiative goes through mid-May.

More information is available at http://go.usa.gov/Uo9.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 91 158 16,219
MORTGAGES 98 179 18,735
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 23 2,484
BUILDING PERMITS 0 213 33,603
BANKRUPTCIES 60 112 10,426
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 47 5,350
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 29 6,302
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 52 3,563