Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 25 • December 28, 2017

Secretary Landrum, Commissioner Quarles, Michael Halligan

Christmas comes early for Ky. hungry

Thousands of surplus meal kits originally purchased for disaster victims will go to hungry Kentuckians thanks to a team effort of federal and state employees.

See photos from the news conference.




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KDA: Beware of hay scams

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Kim Field talks about what producers should watch out for and encourages buyers and sellers of hay to get a written contract. (audio)





KDA launches online system for beekeepers

Dr. Tammy Potter, state apiarist at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, has developed an online tool to facilitate communication among pesticide applicators and their local beekeepers.




Kentucky Association of Food Banks

KAFB head praises Farms to Food Banks

Tamara Sandberg details success of the “farm to food banks” program funded by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and she’ll be encouraging more producers to participate to help feed the hungry. (audio)





KCA video previews 2018 convention

The inaugural Kentucky Cattle News video has the scoop on the 2018 Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Convention, The YARDS, Kentucky Cattlemen's Beef, Quality Care & Assurance Training, and more. (video)




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FFA attacks hunger one community at a time

FFA members and chapters from across the Commonwealth are doing their part to eliminate hunger in a variety of ways.



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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