Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 7 • March 30, 2017


Low-pathogenic bird flu in western Ky.

State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout said the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the presence of H7N9 low pathogenic avian influenza in samples taken from the Christian County premises.




Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Quarles participates in ag summit

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said March 20 that industry and government leaders must do more to attract young people to careers in agriculture.





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Tobacco rule comment period extended

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced that the comment period for a proposed federal regulation on smokeless tobacco products has been extended from April 10 to July 10.





Commissioner Quarles at KSU

Commissioner tours aquaculture facility

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles toured Kentucky State University's aquaculture research facility on March 27. (photos)




Across Kentucky

Blue Grass on target for Sept. 1 opening

Blue Grass Stockyards COO Jim Akers gives host Mike Feldhaus an update on construction of the new facility in Fayette County. (audio)





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Miller, Carr join Kentucky 4-H Foundation

The Kentucky 4-H Foundation recently named Melissa Miller as executive director and Benjamin Carr as director of advancement.





Mitchell Tolle

KFB publishes children's book about farming

Kentucky Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit Mid-America, has published a book by Kentucky artist and author, Mitchell Tolle titled "The Most Wonderful Dream."





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

UK training helps farmers with wheat damage

The Emergency Wheat Freeze Damage Training, coordinated by Edwin Ritchey, UK soil extension specialist, and other members of UK’s Wheat Science Group, was in response to frigid temperatures March 14-16.





Summer stocker outlook for 2017

It is imperative that stocker operators pay careful attention to the market, their costs, and what can be paid for stocker calves this spring.