Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 4  • Feb. 18, 2013

Across Kentucky

Across Kentucky: Comer promotes ag tag

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer took to the airwaves to talk about his campaign to encourage motorists to make a voluntary $10 donation when they renew their farm tags. Comer also paid a call on the Franklin County Clerk's office.


Commissioner James Comer

Comer: Beef Expo draws top breeding stock

Gross sales at the Beef Expo shot up 46 percent from 2010 to 2012 and last year crossed the $1 million mark, averaging $2,192 per head. I expect another strong showing at the 27th edition of the Beef Expo March 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.


Rep. Massie, Commissioner Comer, Rep. Yarmuth, Sen. Paul

Industrial hemp bill passes Senate after
new survey shows overwhelming support

In a landslide vote, the Kentucky State Senate passed Senate Bill 50, Sen. Paul Hornback’s legislation supported by Agriculture Commissioner James Comer that sets up an administrative framework for the re-introduction of industrial hemp into Kentucky’s economy.

Danny Townsend

Montgomery sorghum producer benefits
from ag department veterans program

Danny Townsend can now distinguish his agriculture products at the point of sale as having been locally grown by a veteran thanks to a new Kentucky Department of Agriculture program.


Farm to School Program logo

Commissioner invites students to enter
Farm to School Junior Chef competition

Do you have any would-be chefs at your school? Agriculture Commissioner James Comer invites all of Kentucky’s future culinary champions to enter the first Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef competition.



Comer extends contest deadline

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced that the deadline for submitting entries to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest has been extended to Feb. 22.


Kentucky Proud logo

Kentucky Proud is guest of honor at
Capitol Education Center grand opening

Eight Kentucky Proud hors d'oeuvres were served in the kitchen of the new Capitol Education Center during a reception that followed the grand opening.



Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund

2013 on-farm energy program announced

The 2013 On-Farm Energy Efficiency & Production Incentives program provides 50 percent reimbursement of the actual cost of a qualified energy saving or renewable energy project, up to $15,000.





UK College of Agriculture

Eastern tent caterpillar outlook for spring

Experts report that the eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch will likely begin in mid-March for Central Kentucky.






Kentucky Agricultural News

Tax date for farmers, fishermen extended

Kentucky farmers and fishermen can file and pay their 2012 state income taxes by April 15, 2013 instead of March 1, 2013, the Kentucky Department of Revenue announced.