Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 24 • December 15, 2017

Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Comments: Ag census, Ky. Proud gifts

Commissioner Quarles talks about the 2017 Census of Agriculture, buying Kentucky Proud gifts for the holidays, and how you can give back to hungry Kentuckians during this season of giving. (video)




Norman Mann

KDA employees save taxpayer $$

Kentucky Department of Agriculture employees refurbished a 20-year-old propane prover, saving the Commonwealth thousands of dollars. (video)






Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Quarles rejects overreach into hemp program

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles called on Congress to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law and challenged the DEA’s position on consumable hemp-derived products.

Watch Commissioner Quarles' video




Kentucky Proud vegetables

KDA offers specialty crop funding

Preliminary proposals must be submitted no later than March 1, 2018.






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David and Theresa Padgett

Kentucky B&B wins international honor

The Kentucky Proud business was recently named Luxury B&B of the Year in Luxury Travel Guide’s 2017 Americas Awards, which encompasses North, South, and Central America.




Blue line



Across Kentucky

Ag ed program off to a strong start

Jennifer Elwell, executive director of Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom, assesses the first year of KyAEC's "Sponsor a Classroom " project. (audio)







Ky. soybean growers break yield records

Kentucky soybean growers produced the highest ever documented yields in the state this year in the soybean yield contest hosted by UK and the Kentucky Soybean Board.






Christian County tops in wheat production

Christian County is the leading wheat producing county in Kentucky for 2017, with production totaling 4,222,000 bushels; Wayne County had the highest yield at 84.4 bushels per acre.





Jones brothers

Joneses excel with bootstrapping, smart risks

Even when they were farming a garden-sized plot of land, the two Farm Credit Mid-America customers used commercial production methods to learn exactly what they could get per acre.




Farm conservation scene

Farmers given credit for conservation

Farmers deserve at least some of the credit for reducing pollutants in Kentucky’s water supply, the co-chair of a state legislative committee says.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Colleges partner for farm safety, health

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Nursing are teaming up to expand community safety and health education and research through the Cooperative Extension Service.




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Kentucky Farm Fact

  • 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