More incentives if you register for Premises ID first.....
Tennessee farmers looking to improve hay quality and better-manage forage resources can take advantage of a boost in state
dollars for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program.
Beginning Monday, cattle and hay producers can apply for 35 percent cost share assistance, up to $3,500, toward the construction
of a new hay storage structure, or additions to existing structures.
Building sites must be well-drained and meet minimum specifications recommended by the University of Tennessee Extension
"Applications must include a project budget with cost quotes, so anyone who expects to apply should go ahead and get an
estimate in hand and be ready to mail in their application no earlier than (Monday)," state Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens
said in prepared comments.
To be eligible, Tennessee farmers must operate a farm or agribusiness in the state
with at least 10 head of cattle or 50 acres of hay production.
Producers with livestock must also register their premises with the National Animal Identification
Livestock premises can be registered at most Farm Service Agency, UT Extension, Farm Bureau or Co-op locations, or online
at www.tennessee.gov/agriculture/tpis .
For more information about TAEP, call (615) 837-5323, e-mail Hay.Storage@state.tn.us or visit online at www.picktnproducts.org
Please read the 'Official' USDA Docs before signing up to premises ID
If you click through
picktnproducts.org you will find your way to this page http://www.tennessee.gov/agriculture/enhancement/hay.html where it says
Applicants with livestock must register their premises with the Tennessee
Department of Agriculture (TDA) for the National Animal Identification Program. Applicants can register their livestock premises
at Farm Service Agency, UT Extension, Farm Bureau or Tennessee Farmers Co-op locations. Premise registration forms and instructions
are also available from TDA on-line at www.tennessee.gov/agriculture/tpis or by calling (615) 837-5120