Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 6 • April 1, 2016

Melanie Blandford

Blandford heads KDA marketing office

As the KDA’s executive director of marketing, Melanie Blandford will be responsible for Kentucky Proud, the official state farm marketing program.





Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Quarles addresses Henry Co. crowd

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles delivered a wide-ranging address at the Eminence Rotary Club Farm-City Day on March 28 at the Henry County Extension Office near New Castle. (video)



Corn harvest

Grain insurance fund protects producers

Thanks to the Kentucky Grain Insurance Fund, grain farmers across the Commonwealth are protected against the financial failure of grain elevators and other licensed businesses that buy or store their grain in Kentucky.




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Program aims to boost producer knowledge

Through the Pasture to Plate program, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is part of a team committed to increasing producer knowledge in all aspects of cattle production.




USDA logo

Partnership to strengthen local food systems

The project, dubbed 'Food LINC', will connect demand for local food in 10 urban areas with supply from farmers and ranchers.





Bluegrass and Backroads

B&B visits Father's Country Hams

Father’s Country Hams are a Kentucky Tradition. Cured at their family farm in Bremen, Kentucky, their gourmet meat products are truly “Kentucky’s Finest Eating.” (video)





Corn earworm

UK near solution to corn earworm control

Findings from a University of Kentucky student’s undergraduate research experience could help farmers control one of their most troublesome pests.






UK economists: Summer stocker outlook

It is imperative that stocker operators pay careful attention to the market, their costs, and what can be paid for stocker calves this spring.






Landowner makes conservation a way of life

When Burchel Blevins drives visitors around his rural Kentucky farm, he points out the numerous conservation practices he has implemented to protect and preserve his land.