Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 9  • June 3, 2013

Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo

Livestock expos offer competition, education

Hundreds of Kentucky youth will compete for points and prizes and sharpen their skills at the three Kentucky Junior Livestock Expos in June and July.




Comer at Frankfort Kiwanis Club

Comer speaks on hemp, water quality, KDA

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer addressed the Frankfort Kiwanis Club and fielded a wide range of questions during a luncheon May 30. (video)




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KDA launches Hemp Facts webpage

A new industrial hemp webpage tells how the plant got started in Kentucky, how Kentucky came to be the nation’s leading producer, and what’s being done to bring hemp back to the commonwealth.






Ky. wines face 'Judgment of Louisville'

Kentucky wineries will hold up their best wines to the scrutiny of nationally recognized judges in the inaugural Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition July 27 in Louisville.





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County fair season in full swing

The KDA's Chris Caudill says Kentucky county fairs offer traditional attractions, but some get creative. Hog wrestling, anyone? (audio)





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Ag impact on state, region worth billions

The total economic impact of agriculture production, inputs, processing and manufacturing is nearly $46.3 billion and represents 263,000 jobs in Kentucky, based on a recent analysis by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.



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Farm Bureau awards $350K in scholarships

Heading into the summer, KFB’s state and county offices have provided 279 scholarship grants totaling $351,800 to students across the state.




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Survey shows strong demand for local meat

A survey of meat consumers in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee indicated very strong interest and use of locally produced meats.





UK experts weigh in on tight U.S. beef supply

The number of beef cows in the United States is reportedly less than 30 million—the lowest number since the early 1960s.




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KFB seeks Excellence in Ag Literacy noms

Kentucky Farm Bureau is searching across the state for nominees for the 2013 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award, which recognizes and rewards teachers who excel in their efforts to incorporate agricultural concepts throughout their core academic studies.



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Ky. FFA to broadcast state convention online

A unique partnership between Alltech and RFD-TV is bringing the 2013 Kentucky FFA Convention to laptops, desktops, mobile phones and tablet computers.