Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 6  • March 18, 2014

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Comer: Celebrate National Ag Day March 25

American agriculture provides the safest, most abundant, and most affordable food supply in the world for U.S. citizens and consumers around the globe. It also produces the raw materials for clothing and many other manufactured products, and it generates thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity.


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PSA uses famous ad to promote ag donation

Kentucky FFA Executive Secretary Matt Chaliff talks to host Mike Feldhaus about the voluntary "ag tag" donation that benefits Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H, and Kentucky Proud on the March 12 podcast of "Across Kentucky." (audio)





Commissioner Comer at the Jackson County Regional Food Center

Jackson Co. jam session branches out

After making and selling strawberry jam the past three years, FFA and Family & Consumer Science (FACS) students at Jackson County High School are beginning to produce a pair of value-added products using apples.

Certified kitchen provides facilities and guidance for local food producers



Commissioner Comer honors cattleman J.L. Hoskins of Hustonville

Sales top record $1.14 million at Beef Expo

Beef cattle buyers spent a record $1,141,175 on 448 lots at the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Feb. 28-March 2 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.




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Caterpillars can withstand winter weather

Blasts of polar air across Kentucky made this winter one to remember for many, but experts say the eastern tent caterpillar probably didn’t take notice. “Hardy may be too mild a term for them,” said entomologist Lee Townsend.