Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 18 • September 30, 2015

Commissioner James Comer

Comer predicts big future for hemp

Industrial hemp will cover tens of thousands of acres and generate thousands of jobs in Kentucky in the near future, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told hundreds of hemp growers, processors, and enthusiasts at the Hemp Industries Association Conference Sept. 28 in Lexington.



Ky. Proud, Kroger expand in northern Ky.

Kroger will add dozens of Kentucky Proud items in its northern Kentucky supermarkets, expanding a partnership of the national chain and Kentucky’s official farm marketing program, officials with Kroger and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced Sept. 24.



University of Louisville-Kentucky Proud

Louisville athletics joins Kentucky Proud

University of Louisville sports fans and event guests can enjoy Kentucky Proud foods at UofL athletic events as well as concerts and shows at the KFC Yum! Center through the university’s exclusive hospitality provider.




Beef and Bacon

Meat processor opens in McLean County

Small livestock producers, deer hunters, and meat lovers in western Kentucky take note: There is a new meat processing facility centrally located between Owensboro, Henderson, and Madisonville.





Equipment checks prevent combine fires

Kentucky Farm Bureau reminds farm workers to keep their combine engines clear and well-maintained before firing them up and heading out to the field.






Fall 2015 wheat planting decision

This analysis includes estimated returns comparing double-cropped wheat/soybeans with full-season soybeans for the 2016 crop, and the likely implications for Kentucky grain farmers.




Jack Trumbo

Video stresses tractor safety

Shelby County farmer Jack Trumbo talks about his struggles recovering from a tractor accident - and how it could have been easily prevented. (video)





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UK to honor two at Roundup

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences is recognizing two individuals who have been big supporters of Kentucky animal agriculture for decades.




Kentucky Agricultural News

Div. of Forestry taking tree seedling orders

Seedlings will be available for shipping from January through April.