Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 5 No. 17  •  Dec. 4, 2012

Kentucky Agricultural News

Comer hails sheriff's support of hemp

“By having a high-ranking member of Kentucky’s law enforcement community on our side, we can more effectively break down any myths that are still attached to this potential crop," Commissioner Comer said.



Commissioner Comer

Agriculture should be part of rural economic development

We have the soil, the climate, the expertise, and the work ethic to produce just about anything. We have the capacity to create opportunities in non-production sectors of agriculture.



Dennis Walter

Farmers, in their own words

A handful of Kentucky Proud producers recently spoke to marketing specialists from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture about what they do and why they do it. Watch the video


Kentucky Farm Bureau logo

KFB ready to host 93rd annual meeting

Guest comments from Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer and a keynote address from Craig Jagger, principal and founder of Legis Consulting, LLC, in Maryland, highlight the Commodity Luncheon Dec. 6.


USDA logo

FSA conservation loans available

Conservation loans allow farmers and ranchers to implement conservation practices on their land that will help protect natural resources.




KCARD logo

KCARD accepting applications for executive director through Dec. 7

“The Executive Director is responsible for Kentucky's statewide program of rural agribusiness development,” KCARD says in an advertisement for the position.


UK College of Agriculture

Start planning now for farm's future

With estimates that up to 70 percent of farm land will change hands by 2025, the average age of Kentucky farm operators being 57, and uncertainty around federal inheritance tax policy, the need and demand for farm transition planning is strong.