Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Fruit and vegetable cost share opportunity increased

 


Tennessee farmers who want to access additional markets and increase food safety can now do so with less expense. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) will reimburse qualified producers who become Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified. These producers can get 75% of the GAP certification inspection reimbursed, up to $1,500. That is, double the amount available last year.

“We’re proud to further support producers in Tennessee through this cost share opportunity,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “The certification can lead to increased farmer inc...



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