Kentucky Agricultural News Online

Vol. 5 No. 5  •  April 2, 2012

Comer praises team effort in Eastern Livestock
case; victims will recover losses

Upon learning that the four former executives involved in the now-infamous Eastern Livestock scam would plead guilty, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer expressed relief that the plea agreement included restitution for Kentucky farmers who were swindled out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. ... more

Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer




Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer

With prices for cattle, corn, soybeans, and other farm commodities so high, we could enter a “bubble” situation, and that bubble could burst for reasons beyond our control or for no reason at all. You can cushion the impact by participating in the CPH-45 program. ... more

Commissioner Comer warns equine owners conditions are ripe for West Nile activity

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer issued a warning that weather conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile Virus and cited State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout’s advice that Kentucky equine owners should consult their veterinarians about vaccinating their horses against the disease. ... more

Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale will commemorate 50 years of excellence

The Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2012 edition April 13-14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. ... more

Forages nearing critical maturity stages

After an extremely warm winter, many forage grasses and small grains used for forages are quickly nearing the stages where they need to be cut to maintain optimum feed quality, according to Ray Smith, extension forage specialist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. ... more

Fran McCall appointed as commodity specialist for Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation

David S. Beck, Executive Vice President of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, announced today that Fran K. McCall, an Oldham County native, has been named Commodity Specialist. Her appointment is effective April 16, 2012. ... more

Profitability projections for corn and soybeans in 2012

New-crop corn and soybean prices are near record highs, and in contrast to last year, planting conditions generally look good throughout Kentucky this spring. ... more

University of Kentucky crop research scientist brings skills to National Guard mission

“I grew up on a farm. I always wanted to be outside,” reflected 26-year-old Beau Neal on his experience with agriculture during an interview in southern Afghanistan on March 7, 2012. ... more

Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association establishes research endowment fund at the University of Kentucky

Individual growers and businesses may donate to the fund, and the association will match those donations up to a total of $50,000. ... more



Kentucky agriculture broadcast schedule

U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Coming up

MarketReady training

Homebased Processing and Microprocessing Workshops

Kentucky Grazing School

Eweprofit School III

Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale

43rd Annual Sheeprofit Day

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest

Kentucky State Rabbit Breeders Association state mini-convention

Fort Harrod Beef Festival

Kentucky 4-H Teen Council meeting

Eweprofit School I

Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference

Kentucky FFA Convention


Kentucky Farm Fact

The Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale will celebrate its 50th anniversary in April.