Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 12 • June 20, 2017

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Economic development forums on tap

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites anyone interested in strengthening the bond between agriculture and manufacturing to three forums later this month.

KDA's Hughes talks about forums (audio)




Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Quarles salutes youth, dairy

On this month's episode of "Commissioner's Comments," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles salutes 4-H and FFA, and raises a glass to Kentucky's dairy industry. (video)




Commissioner Quarles with Poster and Essay winners

Quarles honors poster, essay winners

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles presented awards to the winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) 2017 Poster and Essay Contest on Friday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.




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Tony and Caden Cowherd

Cow herd is poised for the future

Tony Cowherd, 47, co-owns Cowherd Acres, a third-generation Kentucky Proud dairy farm in Taylor County, with his dad, James, 74.



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Comment deadline on tobacco rule nears

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles reminds Kentucky dark tobacco growers and other stakeholders that the deadline for submitting comments on a proposed federal regulation on smokeless tobacco products is July 10.





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Spay/neuter grants available

The Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board invites county and metro governments in Kentucky to apply for matching grants for spay and neuter activities for 2017.






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Pesticide approved for sweet sorghum

Kentucky farmers may apply Sivanto Prime under a Section 18 Emergency Exemption to control the sugarcane aphid in sweet sorghum, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.





Allen Dossey

Dossey wins top winemaker honors

Allen Dossey, owner of Purple Toad Winery near Paducah, was named Winemaker of the Year at the recent Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.




American Black Hereford Association

Black Hereford group taps former KDA intern

The American Black Hereford Association (ABHA) board has hired Brian T. Chism as the ABHA's executive director.







UK research spinoff company expands

MosquitoMate recently celebrated the grand opening of the company’s newly expanded facilities in Lexington.