Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 8 • May 17, 2013
Dr. Bradley A. Keough brings to the position 15 years of experience in veterinary medicine and more than 30 years of experience in the United States military.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced that shutdown of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's fuel testing lab is complete, and the lab's equipment will be auctioned off. With that task complete, Larry Cox, deputy commissioner and executive director of the consumer and environmental protection office, will re-enter retirement.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer returned to Kentucky confident that the federal government will act to legalize industrial hemp production in the near future.
A large number of Kentucky beef producers have spring-calving cow herds that graze fescue pastures. The biggest concern with these pastures is their high endophyte levels.
Ginny Grulke will officially retire July 1, 2013, but she will assist with the transition of the new executive director and continue to volunteer on some of the many projects in which she has an integral part.
The application deadline is May 30, 2013. Telephone interviews will be conducted in June or July, and the participants will be announced in August.
University of Missouri researchers have developed an application for smartphones that uses GPS systems to locate farmers who have rolled their tractors.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending on June 14.
Kentucky Farm Fact
More Kentucky Derby winners were bred in Kentucky than in all the other states combined.