Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 18 • September 18, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Quarles elected NASDA secretary-treasurer

Quarles is the first Kentucky agriculture commissioner to hold office in NASDA since Billy Ray Smith.

NASDA urges focus on expanding export markets





Carter County Pep Rally for Life

Quarles: 'Put Farm Safety Into Practice'

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to call attention to the hazards unique to farming and encourage all Kentuckians to put safety first.



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Commissioner applauds CREP extension

“I applaud the decision by USDA and Secretary Sonny Perdue to extend the Kentucky Green River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) for another year."





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Ilze Sillers

Pawpaws appear in beer, other products

Ilze Sillers has a pawpaw patch of more than 100 mature trees that are 20-30 years old on Daneli Farm in eastern Woodford County





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Jr. Chef champ coach tells how they did it

Montgomery County Junior Chef coach Lee Etta Greer talks about the goals of the program and some of the specific skills the team members gain. (audio)






Ky. soybeans still on track for record

Soybean production for Kentucky is forecast at 98.3 million bushels, unchanged from the August forecast, but up 10 percent from 2016.






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Entries sought for KFB contests

Kentucky Farm Bureau's Conservation Writing and Art Contests encourage young writers and artists to create and submit short essays and artistic entries that promote best practices for water conservation efforts across the state.