Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 3  • January 31, 2014

Massie, Comer, Yarmuth, Paul at Senate Ag Committee, Feb 2013

Comer hails hemp provision in farm bill

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer applauded news that the proposed federal farm bill contains language that would take a giant step toward restoring industrial hemp production to Kentucky and the nation.



Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Beef Expo introduces new wrinkle

We are always looking for ways to keep the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo growing and promote all the various breeds. At this year’s show, Feb. 28-March 2 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, you will notice a change that I think will be good for buyers and sellers alike.



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Bauer's enjoys the sweet smell of success

Do you plan on buying some sweets for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? Here’s a suggestion: Get an assortment of a uniquely Kentucky creation, Modjeskas, handmade by a Kentucky Proud candy maker, Bauer’s Candies in Lawrenceburg.



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National presenters head workshop

The Growing Farm Profits workshop is a farmer-to-farmer training taught by three well-respected nationally-known speakers being held Feb. 1-3 at the E.S. Good Barn in Lexington.





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Importance of risk management

The 2014 crop year looks to be the first year since 2006 where risk management and forward contracting could mean the difference between breaking even and going into the red.





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Ky. food prices end 2013 at record high

Kentucky Farm Bureau's latest Marketbasket Survey indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state increased just slightly in the fourth quarter of 2013 but, as a result, concluded the year with the highest prices in the survey’s history.