Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 20 • October 18, 2017

Industrial hemp

Hemp program taking applications for 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has opened the application period for Kentuckians wishing to participate in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program for the 2018 growing season.



Farmers' market

Growers, buyers invited to meeting

Kentucky Proud fruit and vegetable producers and buyers are invited to a meeting Nov. 8 aimed at helping participants make connections that will generate business opportunities.





Heaven Hill

Quarles congratulates Heaven Hill

“I want to congratulate Heaven Hill on the expansion of its Bernheim facility in Louisville and for its new $10,000 partnership with Dare To Care Food Bank," Commissioner Quarles said.




Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Fall into Kentucky agriculture this autumn

Autumn provides a great opportunity for Kentuckians to get outside and explore the many agricultural destinations in our state.





Kentucky Proud Beer Week ceremony

Quarles celebrates Kentucky craft beer

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined lawmakers and representatives of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers and the Kentucky Hop Growers Alliance to commemorate Kentucky Proud Beer Week.




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Gail and Eric Silverman

Yankee family is Kentucky Proud

Gail and Eric Silverman and their son, Justin, are East Coast transplants – and that may be one reason why they’re so excited about Kentucky Proud products.





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Across Kentucky

KDA's Rinse and Return program evolves

The KDA's David Wayne talks about the success and growth of the chemical container recycling program since its inception in 1991. (audio)





Aaron and Laura Briner

Microloan helps Kentucky farmers

“Without the Microloan obtained through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), we would not have been able to expand to the operation we have now,” said Aaron Briner, who with his wife Laura owns Laughing Lab Acres.




Kentucky Farm Bureau

Outstanding Young Family finalists named

the top three state finalists are Matt and Amanda Gajdzik of Shelby County, Ben and Katie Furnish of Harrison County, and Nicholas and Bethany Hardesty of Meade County.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Soybean Delivery App released

The Kentucky Soybean Board partnered with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to develop an app to help soybean producers accurately calculate and compare the price offered by elevators.




National Agricultural Statistics Service

Ky. soybean crop forecast record-breaking

Soybean production for Kentucky is forecast at 103 million bushels, up five percent from the September forecast and up 16 percent from 2016.





Kentucky Farm Bureau

Food prices remain steady

This third quarter increase of just .15 percent or $.17 is a minimal rise especially compared to the 1.76 percent drop in prices realized during that first quarter of this year.