Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 3 • Jan. 31, 2013
McConnell supports industrial hemp; Paul, Yarmuth, Massie to testify with Comer; Northern Kentucky Chamber endorses SB 50
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement of support for Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and the effort to re-introduce industrial hemp into Kentucky agriculture.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer explains the purposes of the Kentucky Proud Jobs for Vets and Homegrown by Heroes programs. (video)
Kentucky Proud Jobs for Vets connects veterans looking for work with farmers who need labor. Homegrown by Heroes is a new logo that identifies farm products produced by Kentucky veterans.
On Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Across Kentucky," Agriculture Commissioner James Comer talked about the state Department of Agriculture's efforts to promote Kentucky farm products. Also, host Mike Feldhaus interviewed Agritourism Director Amelia Wilson for a Jan. 25 podcast. (audio)
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is back on the road to Kentucky county courthouses, high schools, and other venues to encourage residents to add a voluntary $10 donation when they renew their farm license plates.
Kentucky is home to 242,400 horses and the total value of the state's equine and equine-related assets is estimated at $23.4 billion, according to the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Japan will now permit the import of beef from cattle less than 30 months of age, compared to the previous limit of 20 months, among other steps. It is estimated that these important changes will result in hundreds of millions of dollars in exports of U.S. beef to Japan in the coming years.
- Kentucky Round-Up
- Water Management for Restoration Agriculture
- Ag Legacy Field Day
- National Farm Machinery Show
- Aquaculture Basics
- Around the Table: Planning Louisville's Food Economy
- Pastures Please!
- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference
- Kentucky Dairy Partners annual meeting
- Mid-South Stocker Conference
- Kentucky Dairy Partners meeting
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
- Organic Association of Kentucky Conference
- Aquaculture Production Systems
- Kentucky Agriculture Day Celebration
- NIAA Conference
- Climate Change: Values, National Security, and Free Enterprise
Kentucky Farm Fact
Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and Kentucky Proud each received $121,708.64 from voluntary donations made when Kentucky motorists renewed their farm license plates in 2012.