Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 23 • November 30, 2017

Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Quarles comments on China equine deal

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles reports on a game-changing trade agreement with China, the KDA's internship program, and developments in the Homegrown By Heroes program. (video)





Commissioner Quarles at Walmart news conference

Quarles, Walmart award grants to nonprofits

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles presented over a half-million dollars to 10 nonprofits receiving Walmart Foundation State Giving Grants on Nov. 20 in Frankfort.








Entries sought for Poster and Essay Contest

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to show in words and pictures how food gets “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” in the KDA's annual Poster and Essay Contest.





Kentucky Proud vegetables

Kentucky Proud grants allocated for 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced the 2017 Kentucky Proud Promotional Grant Program has allocated all available funds for this calendar year.






University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Kentucky agricultural economy improves

Agricultural economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are projecting 2017 farm cash receipts to be $5.6 billion, which is a 3.5 percent increase from 2016.





National Agricultural Statistics Service

2017 Census of Agriculture gets underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers this week, including the more than 76,000 farmers in Kentucky.

Ag Census forms on their way to Ky. farms (audio)





Wine competition winners

Top wines named in wine competition

Some familiar names and a first-time winner rounded out the list of Commissioner’s Cup-winning wineries at the 2017 Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UK gets grant for rural veterinary services

The University of Kentucky was awarded a $250,000 grant from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture for case-based distance learning for food animal veterinarians.





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  • Kentucky agricultural cash receipts are projected to total $5.6 billion in 2017, a 3.5 percent increase from 2016, economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment reported on Nov. 30. #KyAg365