Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 7 • April 15, 2015

Philip Weisenberger

Ky. Proud-Kroger deal helps Weisenberger

Ernest “Mac” Weisenberger has definitely noticed an increase in sales five months after Weisenberger Mill became part of a historic partnership between Kroger and Kentucky Proud.




Commissioner Comer

Program showcases E. Ky. producers

Since the February 2014 launch, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has told the stories of Appalachia Proud businesses that are succeeding with the help of the department’s marketing office, the growing demand for local products, and their own efforts.




Across Kentucky

Specialty crop grants available

Josh Lindau, horticulture marketing specialist for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, lays out eligibility requirements for the projects and describes successful efforts in past years. (audio)





Tamara Sandberg

Study: Food insecurity hits close to home

"Map the Meal Gap 2015" results reveal that food insecurity affects the most vulnerable populations in Kentucky, including 22 percent of the state’s children.





Kentucky Proud Popcorn

Support the 'home team' this baseball season

This baseball season, you can add Kentucky Proud Popcorn to your starting lineup of Kentucky Proud foods and snacks at minor league parks in Florence, Lexington, and Louisville.





Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund

KAFC can help with farm improvements

If you have a plan for capital improvements that could be made to your farm (especially if your farm once grew tobacco), and you know an interested lender, one of three state-backed loan programs could meet your lender halfway to loan you the needed capital.




Dairy show

Dairy sales exceed $474K at Dairy Nationals

The Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale generated $474,025 in sales of dairy cattle at the 53rd annual event April 9-11 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Local food connects Kentucky, UK campus

UK Dining is committed to purchasing $1.2 million in Kentucky Proud products this calendar year and increasing this amount annually.