Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 2  • Jan. 17, 2013 

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Comer to launch Kentucky Proud Jobs for Vets and Homegrown by Heroes initiatives

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will be joined by national and state agriculture leaders, military leaders, and military veterans/farmers in a news conference next week to launch the Kentucky Proud Jobs for Vets and Homegrown by Heroes programs.


Commissioner Comer

Join me in making a voluntary $10 donation when you renew your farm license plate

As you renew your farm license plates, please consider making the voluntary $10 donation that will be divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and Kentucky Proud.



Warren Beeler

Comer appoints ag legend Warren Beeler
to key leadership position at KDA

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has appointed accomplished agriculture leader Warren Beeler to Director of Agriculture Policy at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Commissioner Comer chairs industrial hemp commission meeting

Comer praises lawmakers, Ky. Chamber
for support of industrial hemp

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the industrial hemp legislation.

Misty and Ryan Bivens and family

Kentuckians win AFBF Young Farmers
& Ranchers Achievement Award

LaRue County’s Ryan and Misty Bivens bested young farm families from around the country at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting to take home the Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award.

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Kentucky delegates help set national priorities at American Farm Bureau annual meeting

As the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th annual meeting came to a close, the voting delegates from Kentucky and other Farm Bureaus around the country were weighing in on numerous agricultural issues of national importance.

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Kentucky's retail food prices drop slightly

According to Kentucky Farm Bureau's Marketbasket Survey, the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $115.53, a decrease of $0.38, or 0.3 percent, from the same list of items reported in the previous quarter.


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USDA finalizes new microloan program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new microloan program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to help small and family operations, beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers secure loans under $35,000.