Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 14  • July 31, 2014

Susan Hutcherson

Program helps seniors at farmers' markets

To help Kentuckians age 60 and over, many of whom live on fixed incomes, the 2014 Farm Bill appropriated a $297,388 USDA grant this year for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) to distribute through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

 

 

 

Farmers' market vegetables

Celebrate food, people of farmers' markets

Kentucky consumers can buy nutritious local foods and honor the people who produced them at the same time by visiting a farmers’ market during National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 3-9.

 

 

 

Kentucky Proud Kroger Food Show

Producers pitch products to Kroger

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's marketing office played matchmaker again July 30, gathering Kentucky Proud vendors and Kroger store managers together in Louisville. Look for photos from the food show on the KDA's page on Facebook.

 

 

 

Local Food Heroes

Vote today for your Local Food Hero

Voting closes July 31. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will recognize the winners on opening day of the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 14.

 

 

 

 

Across Kentucky logo

Project teaches nutrition, agriculture

Jefferson County extension agent Wayne Long tells Kentucky Farm Bureau's Mike Feldhaus the Seed to Sale project offers better nutrition as well as teaching youngsters about their own farm-city connection. (audio)

 

 

 

 

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Kentucky hog industry outlook

Prices for live hogs have increased 80 percent in the past five years. Grocery store pork prices have risen too, but not nearly as much, only by 30 percent. Nevertheless, pork prices are high – hitting record levels this summer. What’s led to the price increases?

 

 

Kentucky Farm Bureau

Ky. retail food prices continue slow climb

Average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state made a small but steady climb in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest Marketbasket Survey.

KFB's Dan Smaldone talks about the survey. (audio)