Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 1  • January 2, 2014

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Hemp panel ends '13 with positive reports

The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission discussed productive and ongoing communications with both the U.S. attorney general and the Kentucky attorney general regarding the effort to make Kentucky a leader in industrial hemp production.



Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Join me in the fight against hunger in Ky.

In Kentucky, 1 in 6 of our neighbors is food insecure, which means they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy life. That’s why I’m asking all Kentuckians to join me in donating a portion of your state income tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund.




Winning Farm to School Art Contest submission

Greenwood High student wins art contest

Katrina Powell, a freshman at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, won the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s third annual Farm to School Art Contest.





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UPIKE chief hails Farm to Campus Program

On Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Across Kentucky" podcast, University of Pikeville President James Hurley talked about UPIKE's entrance into the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus program and the value of local farm products. (audio)




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Extension helps expand opportunities

While many people only associate the local food movement with local produce and farmers markets, Kentucky producers of beef, chicken and pork are also seeing the demand for local products increase.





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Conservation program accepting applications

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky will accept applications from entities for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) through February 21, 2014.




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Final ag development team receives award

The Kentucky National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team 5 was awarded the Governor’s Outstanding Unit Citation on Dec. 7, 2013.






Anna Sawyer

Lawrenceburg student wins cabbage contest

Anna Sawyer from Saffell Street Elementary in Lawrenceburg was selected the Kentucky winner of Bonnie Plants’ Third Grade Cabbage Program.