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

Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Quarles helps give freezers to food pantries

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles brought a little hope to Eastern Kentucky’s less fortunate on Aug. 14 when he helped deliver freezers donated by Farm Credit Mid-America and CoBank to food pantries in five counties.




Commissioner Ryan Quarles

State fair is the best of agriculture on display

The 113th edition of this great tradition is Aug. 17-27, and, as always, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is pleased to be a part of it.





Commissioner Ryan Quarles

KDA is on the job at the state fair

"The Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff will be here to make sure you have a great time," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. (video)




Across Kentucky

'Ag Tag' program benefits 4-H, FFA, KDA

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles reported that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's "Ag Tag" program generated more than $600,000 in farmer donations in fiscal 2017, a 14 percent increase over 2016. (audio).




Kentucky Proud


Commissioner Quarles and Brandon Oliver

Black Hawk is Ky. Proud from start to finish

Not only is Black Hawk's Angus cattle bred, fed, processed, and distributed in Kentucky, if the beef is bought and consumed in Kentucky, it never leaves the state.




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Kentucky Farm Bureau

Outing brings young farm families together

“It’s important to develop a pipeline to the next generation of agriculture leaders and no one does it better than KFB,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.





Freddy Farm Bureau

Freddy celebrates his 60th year at the fair

On Aug. 17-27, Freddy returns to his favorite people-watching spot on the front porch of Freedom Hall, sitting tall on his traditional stack of hay bales - and he’s eager to visit with friends both new and old.




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Kentucky gets NIFA grants totaling $900K

Kentucky grants went to the Community Farm Alliance and the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation.






National Agricultural Statistics Service

Ky. soybean production could hit record

The National Agricultural Statistics Service's August Crop Production report showed soybean production is forecast to be 10 percent higher than 2016.





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91 Kentuckians among FFA Degree recipients

Recipients will be recognized during the eighth general session of the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis.