Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 17 • August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

Commissioner Quarles: 'Houston Needs Us'

"As a farm kid, I know someting about helping out neighbors in need," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.

Go to the Houston Food Bank website





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Quarles going to Japan on trade mission

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will travel to Japan for an international trade mission with the United States Meat Export Federation to advocate for Kentucky farmers Sept. 3-8.




Commissioner Quarles and Montgomery County team

Montgomery repeats as Jr. Chef champion

Montgomery County High School prevailed over Corbin in the fifth annual Junior Chef championship cook off at the Kentucky State Fair.





Commissioner Ryan Quarles at the Ham Breakfast

Ag, eclipse star at the Kentucky State Fair

Records were broken, speeches were made, champions were crowned, and for a moment all eyes were on the sky during the Kentucky State Fair. See a few of the highlights on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Flickr page.




Kentucky State Fair

State fair crowds climb to 609,555

The 113th Kentucky State Fair drew 44,618 more fairgoers than last year during its 11-day run, thanks to great weather, generations of family tradition, new features and events, and free admission days for seniors and military.





UK: Beef cow herd growth likely to continue

A University of Kentucky ag economist forecasts a 1 percent increase in the U.S. beef herd on Jan. 1.







Dairy cattle

Dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018.






University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Soybean producers needed for UK studies

The projects are led by Jerrod Penn, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Agricultural Economics, and investigate issues in row crops such as field management, insects and weed control.




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USDA seeks public input on AWA

Marking the 51st anniversary of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue asked for input from the public to help determine potential updates to the law’s licensing requirements.



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Kentucky Farm Fact

  • Kentucky had an estimated 76,000 farmers in 2016. As we celebrate Labor Day weekend, let's remember the many farm families who provide our food and fiber. #KyAg365