Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 21  • December 5, 2013

Commissioner Comer and David Beck

Comer: State of Kentucky ag is 'outstanding'

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer hailed a banner year for Kentucky agriculture and laid out a vision of effective government that works with the private sector in his annual State of Kentucky Agriculture address during the Commodity Luncheon at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 94th Annual Meeting in Louisville.


Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Proposed rules reflect gains in animal care

As Kentucky’s proposed livestock care standards wind through the approval process, this is a good time to take a look at how these proposed standards came about and what they will (and will not) do.





Massie, Comer, Yarmuth, Paul at Senate Ag Committee, Feb 2013

Comer joins request for hemp guidance

Kentucky farmers should be permitted to grow industrial hemp under existing federal and state law, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and other Kentucky leaders wrote in a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.




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Comer hails Cox appointment as UK dean

“Nancy is a good friend to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and I look forward to working with her in her new role,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.
Read the UK news release





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UK: Farm cash receipts around $6 billion

Kentucky agricultural cash receipts could approach or possibly exceed, $6 billion in 2013, boosted by exceptionally strong equine, poultry and cattle markets, according to agricultural economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.



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Murray ag dean earns regional honor

Tony Brannon of Murray State University was named the Region II Outstanding Career and Technical Educator by the Association for Career and Technical Education on Dec. 4 in Las Vegas.





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The own/rent decision for beginning farmers

many beginning farmers are not starting with the required answer to their land access question. They should not automatically buy land, but consider all of their options.




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Kentucky Farm Fact

  • Kentucky will approach or even exceed $6 billion in farm cash receipts in 2013, according to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Download the full Kentucky Agriculture Outlook here.