Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 5  • March 7, 2013

Commissioner Comer meets the press

Comer says AG's opinion is spot on

Unless SB 50 is passed, industrial hemp could be grown totally unregulated in Kentucky if the federal government legalizes its production, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.



Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Dinner showcases Kentucky Proud foods

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer hopes last fall's Kentucky Proud Farm to Table Dinner in Hopkinsville is the first of many. (video)




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State vet: Ky. ready for traceability regs

Kentucky, in particular, will be affected March 11 when new animal disease traceability (ADT) regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding interstate movement of cattle become effective.





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KDA launches new farm safety tool

Dale Dobson, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm and Home Safety Program coordinator, unveiled his newest farm safety exhibit, a PTO display, on Feb. 13 at the National Farm Machinery Show. See pictures from the event on the KDA's page on Facebook.



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Ag Safety Awareness Week is March 3-9

This year’s theme is “Agricultural Safety: Your Best Investment,” and the emphasis of the week is on encouraging farmers to make safety a priority as they prepare to plant crops this spring.




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Trigg barn quilt picked to represent Ky.

Artwork on a Trigg County barn has been chosen to represent Kentucky in the new American Quilt Trail Redwork Kit by historic needlework designer The Posy Collection.



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Council unveils blueprint for Ky. agriculture

The Kentucky Agricultural Council presented a strategic plan for Kentucky agriculture for the next five years to Gov. Steve Beshear in February in Frankfort. Click here to download the plan.



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USDA to survey farmers about their 2013 planting intentions

The results of this survey will help all participants in the agriculture sector determine what to expect this growing season after a drought-hampered 2012 season.





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USDA releases report on food hubs

The new report, titled "The Role of Food Hubs in Local Food Marketing," mentions Grasshoppers Distribution of Louisville.






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Beef Expo sales again exceed $1 million

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo surpassed $1 million in sales for the second consecutive year in its 27th annual edition March 1-3, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced.