- Farmers Encouraged to Apply for TAEP Funding -

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program focus duration is roughly here. Applications contingency be postmarked or palm delivered Jun 1 – 7. Do not postmark before to Jun 1.

An critical change for this year is that requests for appropriation will now be authorized formed on applicant dynamic priorities instead of on a initial come, initial offer basis. Producers who have not formerly participated in TAEP are generally speedy to apply.

“Governor Haslam proposed, and we are gratified a General Assembly has authorized full appropriation for a Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program,” Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson said. “We’re perplexing to extend a module to strech some-more farmers and account some-more priority projects. So if we haven’t participated before, this year is your chance.”

Through TAEP, farmers can validate for 35 or 50 percent cost share, trimming from a limit of $1,200 to $15,000 depending on a project. This year’s module will again offer cost pity opportunities for genetics, stock equipment, pellet storage, feed storage, pellet storage and writer diversification opportunities. In further to a new capitulation process, other changes this year include:

• Genetics – Cost share supports are now accessible for Goats/Sheep Genetics in further to Cattle Genetics.
• Hay Storage – Applicants can no longer accept appropriation for Hay Storage in dual uninterrupted module years, and a limit payment volume per block feet has been established.
• Producer Diversification – All attention sectors are now authorised for 50 percent cost share.

Dairy and cattle producers will need a stream BQA series during a date of application. Producers with stock on their plantation will need to register their premises with TDA during http://www.tennessee.gov/agriculture/forms/tpissignup.pdf or by job 615-837-5120.

Applications are accessible during many plantation agencies including USDA Farm Service Agency, UT Extension and Farm Bureau offices, as good as many plantation supply stores. To safeguard accuracy, producers are speedy to work with their internal prolongation deputy or internal TDA deputy when completing a application.

Producers can get critical messages and updates on a module by job 1-800-342-8206. For some-more information or to download an application, revisit www.TN.gov/taep.


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