Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 19 • October 16, 2015

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2016 hemp project applications sought

Farmers, processors, universities, and others interested in conducting an industrial hemp pilot project in 2016 are invited to apply, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced.


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Comer invites students to enter art contest

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer invites Kentucky students to enter the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Farm to School Month Art Contest.





Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show

Hall headlines Incredible Food Show

The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show will present more than 140 exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, books, and two shows by a nationally known chef in its seventh annual installment Oct. 24 in Lexington.




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Stars align for Kroger and Kentucky Proud

Roger Snell, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's farm-to-retail liaison, tells host Mike Feldhaus about the recent expansion of the Kentucky Proud-Kroger partnership into northern Kentucky.




Jared and Kenny Mattingly

Mattinglys choose better over bigger

Kenny Mattingly modeled his Kentucky Proud business after a husband-and-wife operation he visited in The Netherlands.






Kenntucky Farm Bureau

Certified Roadside Market enrollment open

Early enrollment discounts are available for the 2016 KFB Certified Roadside Market program.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Producers have mixed emotions over harvest

It looks like the Kentucky corn harvest may produce record, or very close to state record yields, according to Chad Lee, grain crops specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.




Kentucky Farm Bureau

KFB Young Farm Family finalists named

The Kentucky Farm Bureau 2015 Outstanding Young Farm Family finalists are Brad and Karen Hines of Hart County, Scott and Shea Lowe of Calloway County, and Wesley and Jennifer Poole of Daviess County.




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UKAg's Barrett is EPA liaison

UKAg weed scientist Michael Barrett serves as the Weed Science Society of America’s liaison to the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs.




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USDA awards $34.3M for local foods

The awards included seven grants to businesses and institutions in Kentucky.