Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 7  • April 1, 2014

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New processor growing up in a hurry

The Chop Shop is the largest U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected processor in eastern Kentucky and the newest USDA-inspected facility in the state.

Enjoy Appalachia Proud Burgers at the ballpark



Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Time to upgrade your beef operation?

What’s that project you want or need to do that’s just been waiting for “the right time?” Maybe now is “the right time” to streamline your operation to produce the kind of calves that industry and consumers are demanding.





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Videos underscore ag's importance

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer handed out the awards for the first- and second-place videos in the Warren County Agriculture Foundation's agriculture awareness video contest.

Watch the first-place video

Watch the second-place video



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W.Ky. farm appeals to non-farm drivers

A western Kentucky farm took the initiative to ask its non-farm neighhbors for patience and understanding as spring planting season gets under way and farm implements are about to hit Kentucky's roadways.





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Aquaculture is popular alternative crop

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s aquaculture coordinator, Angela Caporelli, says a growing number of farmers are finding unique ways to add an expanding variety of aquaculture crops to their ag income production efforts. (audio)




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Stocker outlook for 2014

2014 will likely set an all-time high for calf prices in Kentucky. This does not mean stocker operators cannot make an acceptable profit. However, they will need to have a good handle on their costs and know what their likely sale price will be in the fall to know what they can bid on calves this spring.



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104 sign up for marketing program

The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program is celebrating the beginning of the 2014 season by welcoming 104 market members from across the Commonwealth.