Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 12  • July 17, 2013

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Comer unveils 'Udderly Kentucky'

“Udderly Kentucky” milk is 100% sourced from Kentucky dairy farms and 100% processed in Kentucky. In addition, a 7-cent-per-gallon premium will be returned directly to every participating Kentucky dairy farmer.




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Long-awaited good news for Ky. dairies

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer explains the "Udderly Kentucky" project and how it will help Kentucky's dairy farm families. (audio)




Commissioner Comer

Comer hails hemp vote, says still more to do

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer cheered passage of legislation to allow university research on industrial hemp. The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.




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Online voting open for Local Food Hero

Seed Capital Kentucky, in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Louisville Metro Government, has created the first Local Food Hero Award to raise awareness of the farmers responsible for growing the food we eat.



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Kentucky retail food prices drop 3.1 percent

The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in June 2013, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state decreased noticeably during the second quarter of the year.



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Goat Browsers will eat your problem weeds

Al Dilley of Glasgow has been told he is the only person in the state using goats to clear hard-to-mow weeds and brush.





C. Oran Little

Former farm became site of UK's growth

Driving down Nicholasville Road these days, past UK’s campus near the Chandler Medical Center, it’s hard to believe that the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment's research farm was once located there.





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GOAP to host conference in October

Registration for the 2013 GOAP Conference is now open. The conference will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.




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UK breaking down production barriers

Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are hoping they can help increase yields by breaking down a hard layer in the soil called the fragipan.