Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 21  • November 19, 2014

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Study: Ky. Proud awareness is spreading

Kentucky Proud was a hit in Kentucky’s two largest cities in its early days but was largely unknown anywhere else in the state. That’s no longer the case, a recent University of Kentucky survey shows.




Poster and Essay Contest

Poster and Essay Contest is underway

“Kentucky Agriculture: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers” is the theme of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Poster and Essay Contest.





Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Kroger adds 125 Kentucky Proud products

Dozens of Kentucky family farms and small businesses will benefit from a historic partnership between Kentucky Proud and Kroger, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced Nov. 6 and 7.
Watch video of the announcement.




Owen Ramsey with Kentucky Proud Popcorn

Ky. Proud popcorn producers prosper

Kerry Winstead and Brian Hornback are among several western Kentucky farmers who are growing premium popcorn under the Kentucky Proud Popcorn label that will be sold in 88 Kroger supermarkets throughout Kentucky.

Watch TV commercials featuring the families.




Catrina Hill

Catrina's Kitchen mixes faith, perseverance

A coma couldn’t stop Catrina Hill from starting her Kentucky Proud business.







Amy Henson and Wes McFadden

Laurel couple's soap opera hits a high note

Three years after starting their Appalachia Proud soap business in their home, Amy Henson and Wes McFadden have a herd of 30 goats that produced enough milk for Amy to fill her first big retail order.




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Agritourism workshop set for December

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development will partner with Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to host an agritourism workshop Dec. 15 at Nolin RECC Building in Elizabethtown.




Cattle in winter

Wintry blast prompts cold stress warning

An early blast of arctic cold has landed in the Bluegrass, and that puts pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready for the assault.





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Safety net coverage selection underway

The opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) continues through March 31, 2015.




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FSA microloan ceiling lifted to $50,000

The Farm Service Agency reminds farmers that the FSA borrowing limit for microloans has increased from $35,000 to $50,000. Microloans offer borrowers simplified lending with less paperwork.