Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 3  • Jan. 31, 2013

Kentucky Agricultural News

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.

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'Please help us support our military veteran farmers across Kentucky'

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer explains the purposes of the Kentucky Proud Jobs for Vets and Homegrown by Heroes programs. (video)

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Comer launches programs to help veterans find farm jobs and sell agricultural products

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.

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Commissioner talks vets, Kentucky Proud

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)

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Motorists urged to donate to ag programs

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.

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Ky. Equine Survey releases initial findings

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.

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Kirk, Vilsack announce trade pact with Japan

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.