Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 3 • February 1, 2017

Hunger Initiative

KDA proposes hunger legislation

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has come forward with legislation to help businesses and individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians.




Across Kentucky

Quarles gives 2016 recap, 2017 outlook

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles discusses the 2016 Kentucky ag year, the Kentucky Hunger Initiative, and the growth of produce markets in Kentucky. (audio)






Apiarist: VFD affects Kentucky beekeepers

State apiarist Tammy Horn Potter talks about the impact of the Veterinary Feed Directive on beekeepers and upcoming beekeeping schools in Kentucky. (audio)






Ky. still leading cattle state in the East

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Cattle report on Jan. 31, showing little change in beef cow numbers, but a continued decline in milk cows in Kentucky.




Kentucky Farm Bureau

Haney: Keep ag export markets growing

A substantial amount of Kentucky’s agricultural sales comes from exports, and while the majority of our farms in the Commonwealth are smaller, family-owned operations, each one has a role to play in providing these goods that are in demand around the world.




National Agricultural Statistics Service

USDA measures farmers' financial well-being

Representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will visit more than 600 farms, including corn and dairy farms, in Kentucky.




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

UK Veterinary Science launches new websites

The University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science has launched three new websites to replace its former single website.