Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 2  • January 30, 2015 


Poster, essay contest deadline extended

The deadline to submit entries to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Poster and Essay Contest has been extended to Jan. 31, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

50 years of the Farm Machinery Show

Blaine Parker had no idea that his ag engineer meetings would lead to a farm machinery demonstration that would still be going 50 years later.




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Manufacturers help fight honey bee problems

State apiarist Tammy Horn says at least two major farm crop protection companies, Bayer and Monsanto, are developing products to help beekeepers: one will reduce the potential for spray drifts, and another will fight the varroa mite. (audio)




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

UK, partners work to improve food access

Each cooking class uses recipes from Plate it Up Kentucky Proud, a partnership between UK Cooperative Extension Service, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences.



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Water group focuses on drought mitigation

A Kentucky Farm Bureau task force developing ideas for enhancing water resources for the state’s farmers held its second meeting Jan. 28, focusing on a drought mitigation plan for agriculture and technical assistance programs.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

U.S. burley faces challenges

As anticipated, the tobacco quota buyout did bring about massive consolidation, increasing scale of production, and geographical shifts in production. But volatility in burley prices and production has not evolved in the post-buyout era as expected … until now.




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CBT invests $140,000 in research

The Council for Burley Tobacco awarded $140,000 in grant funds to the following projects for the 2015 awards cycle.






Kentucky Agricultural News

Hinton elected president of AWMA

Steven Hinton of Breckinridge County was elected as the new president and Robert Gray of Christian County was elected as a new board member of the Agriculture Workforce Management Association Inc. (AWMA) at its annual meeting held on Jan. 17 in Owensboro.





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Dove Field Program enrollment underway

Kentucky farmers can earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and continues until
March 1.








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Kentucky farm fact

One in six Kentuckians - including one in four children - is food insecure, according to the Kentucky Association of Food Banks.