Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 18 • October 3, 2016

Kentucky Hunger Initiative

Quarles leads final Hunger Initiative meeting

The Sept. 28 meeting was the last of 10 regional meetings held throughout the Commonwealth to hear from volunteers fighting hunger locally.




Across Kentucky

Agritourism activities kick into high gear

Amelia Wilson, KDA’s director of agritourism in the Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion, says there are now over 500 agritourism venues across the state. (audio)




Emerald ash borer

UK brings EAB fight to the public

Personnel with UK’s forest entomology laboratory will educate the public about their continuing efforts to fight the emerald ash borer at an upcoming event at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in southern Fayette County.




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

UK dairy judging team wins national contest

The University of Kentucky dairy judging team took first place in the collegiate division at the recent All-American Dairy Show Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.






Kentucky winter wheat yield hits new high

“Good planting conditions, a mild winter, adequate moisture and almost ideal harvest weather led to a record high winter wheat yield of 80 bushels per acre,” said David Knopf, director of the NASS Eastern Mountain Regional Office in Kentucky.



Winter wheat safety net

Winter wheat safety net adjusts lower

Unless prices increase at harvest-time, the 2017 price guarantee is $0.45/bushel lower than last year’s price protection and $3.98/bushel lower than the price protection provided by RP insurance for the 2013 crop.




Kentucky Farm Bureau

Kentucky is set to lead research efforts

Chad Lee, Director of the University of Kentucky (UK) Grain & Forage Center of Excellence discusses the expansion of the Center and the advantages that will come from its research efforts.



Unbridled Spirit logo

Youth smoking at historic lows in Ky.

Current smoking among Kentucky high school students is 16.9 percent, down from 26.2 percent just 10 years ago, according to the 2015 Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey.