Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 2  • January 16, 2014

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Comer throws down 10 Percent Challenge

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer asks you to add one more resolution to your New Year's list: Make a commitment to support your local food economy and the Kentucky farm families that supply it by spending at least 10 percent of your food purchases this year on Kentucky Proud products.


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Comer joins Farms to Food Banks rally

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer encouraged Kentucky taxpayers to donate a portion of their income tax refund to the Kentucky Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund in a rally Jan. 14 at the Capitol in Frankfort. See photos from the rally on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.



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The Weekly Juicery presses forward

The Weekly Juicery makes cold-pressed juices, wheatgrass shots, and specialty smoothies. It sells subscriptions to have blends of juices delivered to the subscribers’ homes or offices.




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Kentuckians honored at AFBF Convention

Mercer County’s Linda McClanahan took home the Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award. Shelby County’s Shane and Mary Courtney were runners-up in the Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award competition.





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Air Guardsmen honored for heroism, service

Four of the eight honorees were from the fifth and final Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team.




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Ky. produced record corn, soybean crops

Kentucky’s 2013 crop production was up from 2012 levels for corn, soybeans and hay, while lower for tobacco.