Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 13 • July 3, 2017

Commissioner Quarles at LAND Owingsville forum

Forums bring together ag, manufacturing

“We will continue this discussion going forward as we seek to expand agriculture’s role as an economic development tool that will generate income and jobs in all parts of Kentucky,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.




Scott Pruitt

Quarles hails withdrawal of WOTUS

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles hailed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule that would have dramatically expanded the EPA’s regulatory authority.



Commissioner Ryan Quarles

KDA returns $169K to state treasury

“We are doing our part to help state government meet its budgetary obligations while using taxpayer resources in a fiscally responsible manner,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.




Gas pump inspector

Quarles: Watch for tampering at the pump

Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) inspectors have discovered four card skimmers while inspecting more than 20,000 motor fuel pumps across the state so far this year, Commissioner Quarles said.





Public hearing on aerial devices July 13

The KDA has drafted a proposed regulation on aerial recreational devices that is ready for review and comment from facility operators, patrons, and other interested members of the public.




Derek Selznick, Rep. Phillip Pratt, Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Craft beer collaboration announced

Kentucky brewers, Kentucky Proud producers, and Kentucky State University (KSU) will produce craft beers infused with locally grown ingredients that will be released this fall.





Double Dollars

Double Dollars expands with new funding

The popular Double Dollars Programs will receive an infusion of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund





Public, private partners help pollinators

State Apiarist Tammy Horn Potter says business and government are developing pollinator habitat across the state. (audio)





National Agricultural Statistics Service

Kentucky soybean plants at record high

Soybeans planted in Kentucky were estimated at 1.9 million acres, up 110,000 acres from 2016