Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 11 • May 30, 2017

Commissioner's Comments video

May: Celebrate new BVC, Beef Month

On the May episode of “Commissioner’s Comments,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles visits the new Breathitt Veterinary Center and honors Kentucky’s beef cattle industry during May Beef Month. (video)




Commissioner Quarles on KFB Minute

Kentucky is well-positioned in Washington

On "Kentucky Farm Bureau Minute," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles discusses the appointments of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. (video)



Jones hay

Quarles warns farmers to avoid scam

Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles is cautioning area farmers to stay alert for possible scams targeting hay buyers and sellers.





map of western Kentucky

Officials address mosquito outbreak

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is working with local officials in western Kentucky to combat an outbreak of floodwater mosquitoes in the Land Between the Lakes area.





Commissioner Quarles and Trey Riddle

Sunstrand opens new Louisville plant

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined other dignitaries for a ceremony to officially open the new Sunstrand fiber processing plant today in Louisville.






Across Kentucky

National Jr. Chef competition planned

Kentucky Farm to School Program Coordinator Tina Garland talks about the Junior Chef program, some of the participants, and the first national competition next year. (audio)





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Publication updates CSAs in U.S.

A USDA report details a national survey of CSA managers and farm operators and provides an updated description of CSA operations nationally.





National Agricultural Statistics Service

NASS seeks feedback in June surveys

During the next several weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey.