Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 15 • July 31, 2017

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'Ag Tag' donations soar to record $630K

Voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated since the program began, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced.





Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Beware the skimmer when you fill up

Kentuckians should be on the lookout for preying credit card skimmers seeking to steal sensitive information while you fill up your gas tank.





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Ag lenders provide freezers for food pantries

Agricultural lenders Farm Credit Mid-America and CoBank are providing chest freezers to more than 120 food pantries across the state.





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Quarles praises USDA appointees

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles praised President Donald J. Trump’s selection of Ted McKinney and Dr. Sam Clovis to be under secretaries at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.





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Farms to Food Banks serves those in need

Sarah Vaughn with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks describes how that program works day-to-day, and talks about their addition of fresh eggs to eligible products for donation. (audio)





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KFB donates $1M to UK Grain Center

KFBF President Mark Haney said making this investment will not only help with the many research endeavors at the facility, but will benefit Kentucky’s agriculture industry, as a whole.




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Recovery center garden provides solace

The garden at The Healing Place in Louisville caught the attention of Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, who recently toured the facility.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Study seeks to quantify cover crop benefits

In the two-year study, they are researching potential benefits of cover crops including weed control, nematode control, soil health, insect impacts, economics and forage quality.