Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 11  • May 30, 2014

UK hemp planting

UK's hemp program is underway

The University of Kentucky launched its industrial hemp pilot program May 27 when hemp seeds were planted at Spindletop Farm, marking another milestone in the drive to restore industrial hemp production to the Commonwealth.


Industrial hemp seeds arrive in Frankfort


Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

KDA, partner organizations will help
producers deal with rising costs

Kentucky farmers took in a record $6 billion in cash receipts in 2013, and yet many of you are finding that it’s still a challenge to make ends meet. How is that possible? The 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture has some answers.




Commissioner James Comer and the 2014 KDA interns

KDA welcomes 2014 interns

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer welcomed 12 interns to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on May 29.





Tammy Horn

Author, beekeeper is new state apiarist

A nationally known beekeeping authority and author will join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as Kentucky’s new state apiarist, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced today.  Tammy Horn of Lexington will assume the post June 1.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture logo

Lessons learned from winter of discontent

Kentucky cattle producers are finally getting some relief from the especially long, cold and wet winter.






Kentucky Farm Bureau logo

KFB awards college scholarships

Heading into the summer, KFB’s state and county offices have provided 299 scholarship grants totaling $402,600 to students across the state.