Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 22 • November 15, 2017

Commissioner Quarles and Ambassador Branstad

Quarles praises equine exports to China

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles praised the resumption of live equine exports to China at a signing ceremony in Beijing on Nov. 6.





Commissioner Quarles, Michael O'Gorman, Gary Matteson

KDA, FVC extend Homegrown By Heroes

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that the KDA has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Farmer Veteran Coalition to extend their partnership through 2021.




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Quarles urges vets to take part in Ag Census

For the first time, the Census of Agriculture includes a question that asks whether the respondent has ever served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard.






Commissioner honors Kentucky hunters

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed November 13-17 as “Hunters for the Hungry Week” in honor of Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry (KHFH), a charitable volunteer-run organization.





Melanie Blandford

Meeting links produce growers and buyers

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association put fruit and vegetable growers in a room with buyers on Nov. 8 at the Fayette County Extension office.




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Quarles praises Kentucky USDA appointees

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles released statements praising the appointments of Brian Lacefield of Hopkinsville as state director of the Farm Service Agency in Kentucky and Hilda Legg





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Kentucky ag exports remained stable in 2016

Kentucky agricultural exports remained relatively stable in 2016 at $2.1 billion, nearly 40 percent of the state’s ag cash receipts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported in October.






Ky. corn, soybeans on record-level path

Corn production in Kentucky is forecast at 219 million bushels, and soybean production is forecast at 101 million bushels.






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Roadside market enrollment period open

The deadline for the 2018 Roadside Farm Market Program is December 31, 2017.







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Harrison FFA raises money for meals to Haiti

For the second year, the Harrison County Agriculture Program and FFA Chapter hosted a Meal Packing Event on Nov. 11.






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KFB Farmer of the Year finalists chosen

Darren Luttrell of Ohio County, Richard Preston of Hardin County, and Lisa Robards of Bullitt County are the three finalists.