Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 14 • July 17, 2017

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Boys & Girls Clubs use 'Ag Tag' grant

Several hundred Kentucky youth will learn hands-on gardening and cooking skills this summer thanks to a Kentucky Department of Agriculture “Ag Tag” program grant.






Commissioner Quarles and Brandon Oliver

Princeton beef producer keeps it local

On the July episode of "Commissioner's Comments," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles talks about Kentucky Proud beef producer Black Hawk Farms, the recent LAND meetings, and farmers' markets. (video)





Sean Southard

Southard named communications director

Sean Southard of Louisville has been named the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s director of communications, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.


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Joe Kuosman and Birch Bragg

West Sixth aims to brew all-Ky. beer

The Lexington-based Kentucky Proud brewer took a big step in that direction in June, planting 325 hop vines on a one-third-acre “hop yard” on a sunny hillside off Shadrick Ferry Road north of Frankfort.



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New Kentucky law protects food donors

Kentucky’s “Food Immunity Bill” is now law, and Tamara Sandberg with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks says the measure will go far in freeing up more food donations for hungry Kentuckians. (audio)





UK economist: Beef cattle markets stabilizing

Cattle prices have improved from recent declines but remain lower than this time last year.






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Winter wheat production forecast up

Kentucky farmers expect to harvest 26.2 million bushels of winter wheat during 2017, up 4 percent from the June forecast.





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Precision dairy expo in Kentucky

The recent Conference and Expo on Precision Dairy Farming brought dairy producers from across the world together to share information, discuss challenges and move the industry forward in a positive way.




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4-H hosts solar eclipse camp

The West Kentucky 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs is in the direct path of a total solar eclipse that will occur Aug. 21.