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VOL. 133 | NO. 28 | Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tennessee Officials Announce $400K in Agriculture Grants

The Associated Press

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials have announced more than $400,000 in grants to help new and expanding agriculture and food businesses, particularly in rural counties.

Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe released award information Monday for the first round of grants through the $1 million Agriculture Enterprise Fund.

Recipients include AgCentral Farmers Cooperative in Athens and Greenback for adding a soybean roaster; AgLaunch in Memphis for creating a network of model farms for innovation and research; Edgefield Prime Meat Company in Dunlap for expanding the meat processing facility; Light Hill Meats in Lynnville for expanding a meat processing facility; Seven Springs Farm to Table in Maynardville for adding a commercial kitchen facility; and Three Roots Capital in Knoxville for growing agricultural businesses in rural eastern Tennessee.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 120 120 21,080
MORTGAGES 130 130 24,262
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 7 3,108
BUILDING PERMITS 138 138 43,572
BANKRUPTCIES 44 44 13,512
BUSINESS LICENSES 13 13 6,725
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 7 7 7,906
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 19 4,753