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Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 12 • July 5, 2016

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Hunger Task Force to meet this week

The task force's series of regional meetings continues in London July 6 and Lexington July 7.

Report on food insecurity in N. Ky. given

 

 

 

 

Tracee Brewer opens a gas pump

KDA protects motorists from fraud

With the Fourth of July and peak summer travel season around the corner, state and local authorities are working with retailers to prevent thieves from stealing consumers’ data at motor fuel pumps, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced.

 

 

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State vet's office continues investigation

The Kentucky state veterinarian’s office is continuing to investigate a case of alleged animal neglect on a farm in Mercer County while helping to coordinate care for 43 horses at the center of the case.

 

 

 

Fielding Rogers and Commissioner Quarles

Bluegrass staple celebrates 90 years

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Kentucky Department of Agriculture marketing staff dropped by the Ale-8-One bottling plant in Winchester on June 28. See pictures from the tour on the KDA's Facebook page.

 

 

 

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Group visits KDA farm safety program

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm and Home Safety Program displayed its farm safety equipment for members of the International Society for Agriculture Safety and Health on June 28. See pictures from their visit on the KDA's Facebook page.

 

 

 

Bees

Pollinator Protection Plan in the works

State Apiarist Tammy Horn Potter says Kentucky's plan defines a list of goals to help protect pollinators while at the same time still promoting agriculture.

 

 

  

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Energy efficiency grants available

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board is currently accepting applications for the Kentucky On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentive Program.

 

 

 

Cattle

Fescue toxicosis can lead to summer slump

An endophyte fungus that commonly infects tall fescue can affect livestock. Summertime tends to be peak time for fungus-related problems.

 

 

 

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  • The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's 15 motor fuel pump inspectors check some 60,000 pumps throughout the Commonwealth every year to make sure they are dispensing the correct amount of fuel. They also look to assure the pumps are in proper working order and haven't been compromised by thieves looking to steal consumers' credit card data.