Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 8  • May 17, 2013

Commissioner Comer and Deputy State Veterinarian Bradley A. Keough

Keough named deputy state vet

Dr. Bradley A. Keough brings to the position 15 years of experience in veterinary medicine and more than 30 years of experience in the United States military.




Kentucky Proud cartoon

Take your family to a Kentucky farm

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says a Kentucky farm is the place to go for affordable, family-friendly fun close to home. (video)




Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Fuel lab shutdown complete, Cox to retire

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced that shutdown of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's fuel testing lab is complete, and the lab's equipment will be auctioned off. With that task complete, Larry Cox, deputy commissioner and executive director of the consumer and environmental protection office, will re-enter retirement.



Commissioner Comer, Rep. Massie, Sen. Hornback, and Jonathan Miller

Washington trip raises hemp support

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer returned to Kentucky confident that the federal government will act to legalize industrial hemp production in the near future.





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Breeding challenges on fescue pastures

A large number of Kentucky beef producers have spring-calving cow herds that graze fescue pastures. The biggest concern with these pastures is their high endophyte levels.




Kentucky Agricultural News

Horse Council executive director to retire

Ginny Grulke will officially retire July 1, 2013, but she will assist with the transition of the new executive director and continue to volunteer on some of the many projects in which she has an integral part.




Kentucky Agricultural News

KyCGA CORE application deadline near

The application deadline is May 30, 2013. Telephone interviews will be conducted in June or July, and the participants will be announced in August.




Kentucky Agricultural News

MU app to save farmers' lives

University of Missouri researchers have developed an application for smartphones that uses GPS systems to locate farmers who have rolled their tractors.





USDA announces CRP sign up

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending on June 14.