Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 16  • August 29, 2014

Owen County Junior Chef team

Owen County takes Junior Chef crown

Owen County’s “Cuisine Rebels,” sporting aprons made out of old football jerseys, won the second annual Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef State Tournament during the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.





Commissioner Comer and Rip Rippetoe

Comer hails ag emphasis at state fair

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer praised the Kentucky State Fair Board and President "Rip" Rippetoe for keeping agriculture as the focus of the state fair during a legislative committee meeting at the fair. Look for other photos from the fair on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.



Across Kentucky

Farmers' markets growing in size, significance

Sharon Spencer, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's farmers' market coordinator, said Kentucky markets are expanding their offerings and becoming social centers of their communities. (audio)





Hemp seeds

KDA, feds reach accord on hemp

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the federal government today finalized an agreement on a formal process for importing industrial hemp seeds into the Commonwealth.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Considerations for fall wheat planting

Given the current market conditions, double-cropping doesn’t look attractive in 2014-15, particularly in northwest Kentucky.






USDA logo

Farm income forecast to decline in 2014

Net farm income is forecast at $113.2 billion in 2014, down about 14 percent from the 2013 forecast of $131.3 billion. If realized, the 2014 forecast would be the fourth-highest value since 1970 after adjusting for inflation.




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UK researchers study local pollinators

University of Kentucky entomologists Abi Saeed and Dan Potter are studying the types of bees various woody ornament plants attract in urban areas.