Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 24 • December 15, 2017
Commissioner Quarles talks about the 2017 Census of Agriculture, buying Kentucky Proud gifts for the holidays, and how you can give back to hungry Kentuckians during this season of giving. (video)
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles called on Congress to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law and challenged the DEA’s position on consumable hemp-derived products.
The Kentucky Proud business was recently named Luxury B&B of the Year in Luxury Travel Guide’s 2017 Americas Awards, which encompasses North, South, and Central America.
Jennifer Elwell, executive director of Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom, assesses the first year of KyAEC's "Sponsor a Classroom " project. (audio)
Kentucky soybean growers produced the highest ever documented yields in the state this year in the soybean yield contest hosted by UK and the Kentucky Soybean Board.
Christian County is the leading wheat producing county in Kentucky for 2017, with production totaling 4,222,000 bushels; Wayne County had the highest yield at 84.4 bushels per acre.
Even when they were farming a garden-sized plot of land, the two Farm Credit Mid-America customers used commercial production methods to learn exactly what they could get per acre.
Farmers deserve at least some of the credit for reducing pollutants in Kentucky’s water supply, the co-chair of a state legislative committee says.
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Nursing are teaming up to expand community safety and health education and research through the Cooperative Extension Service.
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky agricultural cash receipts are projected to total $5.6 billion in 2017, a 3.5 percent increase from 2016, economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment reported on Nov. 30. #KyAg365