Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 5 • March 17, 2016

Kentucky Senate chamber

Quarles urges passage of HB 529

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said on Friday he supports state legislation to develop a plan for ensuring that Kentucky has a steady, plentiful supply of water for agricultural uses.




Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Check the box to feed Kentucky families

One in six Kentuckians is food insecure. This situation is unacceptable, especially in a state such as Kentucky with its rich agricultural heritage.




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'Ag tag' donations help at state, local levels

Sheldon McKinney, executive director of the Kentucky FFA Foundation, discusses the importance of making additional “ag tag” donations when motorists buy or renew their farm vehicle license plates.(audio)




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Kentucky Proud Wednesdays in Florence

Wednesday nights will be Kentucky Proud Nights this season when the Florence Freedom professional baseball team plays Wednesday home games at UC Health Stadium.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Hemp harvester design shows promise

In the summer of 2015, a participant in the Kentucky hemp pilot program approached the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and offered to fund a project to design a harvester.




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Frankfort nursery is a 35-year tradition

“We started out as more of a landscape contracting kind of business, but we have a lot of different things going on,” Jennifer Wilson said on a recent episode of Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Bluegrass and Backroads." (video)




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USDA offers conservation funding

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.