Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 8 • May 2, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Quarles: Session successful for Kentucky ag

We worked together in a bipartisan fashion to pass legislation that will assist farm communities, agribusinesses, and consumers from all areas of the Commonwealth.




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Ky. Proud sets the pace at Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby revelers are celebrating the most exciting two minutes in sports, and Kentucky Proud is there with farm-fresh local foods and award-winning Kentucky wines.





They're Off! Luncheon

Commissioner helps launch Derby Festival

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles commented on Kentucky Proud and the Kentucky Derby in his speech to the They’re Off! Luncheon April 22 in Louisville. (video)




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Quarles to speak at KENA meeting

KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners.






Kentucky Association of Food Banks

Study: Food insecurity still historically high

The study reveals that 17 percent of the population in Kentucky is food insecure – 743,310 people, including 222,380 children.







UK sees modest changes in burley outlook

The global burley supply/demand balance has improved greatly over the past year, resulting in modest changes in U.S. burley contract volume for 2016 following significant reductions in 2015.




Kentucky Farm Bureau

Kentucky retail food prices drop slightly

For the fifth quarter in a row, food prices in the Commonwealth have fallen, according to the latest Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey, albeit a very slight decline for the first three months of the year.





USDA offers new loans for storage, handling

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer announced changes to the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program last month during a local and regional food roundtable in Columbus, Ohio.