Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 10 • May 16, 2017

Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Breathitt Center vital to livestock industry

The new Breathitt Veterinary Center uses state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to provide vital services for Kentucky’s livestock and poultry producers, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said May 11.





Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Make beef the center of May celebrations

May is a month of celebrations. What better way to honor these special events than by celebrating National Beef Month at the same time?






Quarles hails end of Chinese beef embargo

A study by the University of Kentucky shows that agriculture and the businesses that support it are responsible for one out of three jobs and $565 million in annual revenue in Woodford County.




Pesticide application

Ag commissioner praises EPA rule delay

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles commended the EPA for delaying implementation of a rule that would impose new rules on states for licensing and testing applicators of restricted-use pesticides.





Ky. officials, experts gather for Zika summit

This conference brought together healthcare professionals, environmental specialists, state and local community leaders, emergency managers, school officials and numerous service organizations from across the state.




Kentucky Department of Agriculture

KDA promotes four in marketing office

Four Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) employees have been promoted to management positions in the KDA’s marketing office, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.




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Commissioner Quarles, Maggie Keith, Senator Harris

Mom, daughter run grass-fed beef farm

In one of her college classes, Maggie Keith developed a business plan for raising grass-fed beef in Kentucky that would be the blueprint for the Kentucky Proud beef business at 1,300-acre Foxhollow Farm.

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Across Kentucky

Farm to Fork Program funding available

The KDA's Alisha Morris says the Farm to Fork Program can help local communities with cost share funds to utilize locally grown foods to put on charitable events. (audio)






Hemp conference coming to Lexington

A tour will include a local farm where producers participating in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program will do a field-scale harvest of hemp for grain.




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Envrionment

Bale grazing progressing in second year

Bale grazing is a relatively new concept to Kentucky, but one that is becoming more intriguing to farmers as they look for ways to be better stewards of the environment.