Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 13 • July 3, 2017
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
State Apiarist Tammy Horn Potter says business and government are developing pollinator habitat across the state. (audio)
Soybeans planted in Kentucky were estimated at 1.9 million acres, up 110,000 acres from 2016
- Franklin County Farm-City Field Day
- UK Turf Research Field Day
- KDA public meeting on proposed regulations for aerial recreational devices
- Multi-Jurisdictional Animal Resource Coordination Exercise
- American Hereford Association Junior National Hereford Expo
- National Industrial Hemp Regulatory Conference
- Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo - West
- UK Ag Biotech Day
- Louisville Farm to Table Greenmarket Popup
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky has more than 160 farmers' markets in 112 counties that reported more than $13 million in sales in 2016. #KyAg365