Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 22 • December 6, 2016

Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Let's help our hungry friends and neighbors

The holiday season is well under way. Many of you enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving feast with your loved ones and will do so again during Christmas and New Year’s Day. But for others, the holidays aren’t so merry.

 

 

 

Across Kentucky

Kentucky Proud keeps on growing

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Roger Snell says the locally grown and processed brand has continued to expand, offering more income opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

 

 

 

2016 KDA interns

KDA intern applications available

College students pursuing a career in agriculture or government are invited to apply for a position in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) internship program for the summer of 2017.

 

 

 

 

2106 Kentucky cash receipts

2016 Ky. net farm income likely lower

Kentucky net farm income is expected to dip to less than $1.5 billion in 2016, down from $1.7 billion in 2015 and potentially its lowest level since 2010.

 

 

 

 

Forest

Farmers may be eligible for drought aid

Farmers in 10 southeastern Kentucky counties may be eligible for federal aid under an agricultural disaster declaration issued as a result of the ongoing drought throughout the Commonwealth.

 

 

 

USDA

FSA extends voting deadline

The deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote.

 

 

 

  

4-H logo

Livestock skillathon team wins nationals

The Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon team brought home the national championship from the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville.