Press Releases

Christmas Comes Early for Kentucky's Hungry

“This was a combined effort of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the state Finance and Administration Cabinet, the federal government, and the food banks to bring these much-needed resources to Kentucky," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.

12/13/17 -Quarles Rejects Federal Overreach Into Kentucky Hemp Program

12/6/17 -KDA Offers Funding for Projects to Boost Specialty Crops

11/30/17 -Quarles Thanks Pruitt for 'Going to Bat' for Kentucky

11/28/17 -Kentucky Proud Promotional Grant Funds Allocated for 2017

11/27/17 -Quarles Calls for Posters, Essays, Digital Images for 2018 Poster and Essay Contest

11/21/17 -Bluegrass State's Best Wines Chosen in Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition

11/20/17 -Commissioner Quarles and Walmart Award More Than a Half-Million Dollars to Kentucky Nonprofits

11/13/17 -Commissioner Quarles Proclaims Nov. 13-17 'Hunters for the Hungry Week'

11/9/17 -KDA, Farmer Veteran Coalition Extend Homegrown By Heroes Program Through 2021

11/7/17 -Commissioner Quarles Praises Appointees to Lead in FSA, Rural Development Roles

11/7/17 -Quarles Urges Military Veteran Farmers to Stand Up and Be Counted in the 2017 Ag Census

11/6/17 -Commissioner Ryan Quarles Praises Resumption of Live Equine Exports to China

11/3/17 -Quarles Commends Bowling Green Schools for Reaching Kentucky Proud Milestone

10/30/17 -Quarles Congratulates Gracie Furnish on Election to National FFA Office

10/24/17 -2018 KDA Internship Applications Now Available

10/23/17 -Commissioner Quarles Proclaims October Farm to School Month

10/20/17 -Kentucky Represented at Tri-National Accord

10/17/17 -Hemp Program Now Taking Applications for 2018

10/16/17 -Kentucky Proud Produce Growers, Buyers Invited to Nov. 8 Meeting in Lexington

10/16/17 -Commissioner Quarles Congratulates Heaven Hill for Expansion and Dare To Care Partnership

10/10/17 -Quarles Toasts Kentucky's Craft Brewing Industry

10/5/17 - Franklin County Farmers' Market Awarded $199,245 USDA Grant

9/14/17 - Quarles Named Secretary-Treasurer of National Agriculture Organization

9/12/17 - Quarles Urges Farmers to Join Him in 'Putting Farm Safety Into Practice'

9/08/17 - Commissioner Quarles Applauds Secretary Perdue, Senator McConnell for CREP Extension

8/31/17 - Commissioner Quarles to Advocate for Kentucky Agriculture in Japan as Part of New Trade Initiative

8/28/17 - Commissioner Quarles: 'Today, Houston Needs Us'

8/25/17 - Montgomery County Repeats as Junior Chef Champion

8/14/17 - Commissioner Quarles Helps Deliver Freezers to Food Pantries in Five Eastern Kentucky Counties

8/10/17 - State Agriculture Department Monitoring Suspected Herbicide Drift

8/1/17 - Notice of Public Meeting: KDA To Hold Second Public Session on Proposed Regulations for Aerial Recreational Devices

7/31/17 - 'Ag Tag' Donations Soard to Nearly $630,000 in 2017, Shattering Previous Records

7/27/17 - Opinion-Editorial: Beware the Skimmer

7/20/17 - Commissioner Quarles praises USDA appointees McKinney and Clovis

7/19/17 - Ag lenders provide freezers for Kentucky food pantries

7/7/17 - Kentucky Boys and Girls clubs boost garden and cooking programs with 'Ag Tag' grant

7/5/17 - Sean Southard named KDA communications director

6/30/17 - Notice of public hearing: KDA to hold public session on proposed regulations for aerial recreational devices

6/29/17 - Economic development forums bring together Kentucky agricultural and manufacturing interests

6/29/17 - KDA returns $169,000 to state treasury

6/28/17 - Kentucky brewers, farmers, Kentucky State to collaborate on unique craft beers

6/28/17 - Double Dollars program expands with new funding

6/27/17 - Commissioner Quarles hails withdrawal of WOTUS rule

6/26/17 - Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of credit card skimmers at fuel pumps

6/17/17 - Quarles honors Poster and Essay Contest winners

6/16/17 - Economic development forums planned for late June

6/15/17 - County, metro governments invited to apply for spay/neuter grants

6/1/17 - Kentuckian wins Winemaker of the Year at prestigious wine competition

5/25/17 - KDA, local officials take proactive steps to address floodwater mosquito infestation

5/24/17 - Quarles warns farmers to avoid hay-buying scam

5/23/17 - Quarles joins celebration for new Sunstrand processing plant

5/12/17 - Commissioner Quarles praises end of Chinese beef import embargo

5/12/17 - Commissioner Quarles praises delay of new EPA rule for pesticide applicators

5/11/17 - Quarles: Breathitt Veterinary Center is vital to Kentucky's livestock industry

5/4/17 - State agriculture department promotes four in marketing office

5/1/17 - KDA hires two for leadership positions in marketing

4/24/17 - Quarles: Perdue confirmation is good for Kentucky

4/21/17 - Kentucky Proud foods fill the plates at the They're Off! Luncheon

4/17/17 - Kentucky farmers invited to participate in Twitter chat

4/14/17 - Chefs assigned to Kentucky schools

4/13/17 - State vet lifts avian influenza surveillance zones

4/11/17 - The hunt for great food gets easier with Buy Local

4/6/17 - State ag department taking applications for 2017 Farm to Fork Program

3/22/17 - Smokeless tobacco proposal comment period extended

3/20/17 - Quarles participates in national ag summit on Farm bill

3/20/17 - Low pathogenic avian influenza detected in western Kentucky

3/14/17 - Consider agriculture's importance on National Ag Day and all year long

3/14/17 - Deadline for Leopold Conservation Award nominations is April 1

3/10/17 - Quarles asks FDA to withdraw proposal that would harm Kentucky dark tobacco growers

3/9/17 - Beef Expo tops $1 million in sales for sixth year in a row

3/7/17 - Quarles praises legislature's approval of industrial hemp bill

3/2/17 - Batter up! Junior Chef application deadline is near

3/1/17 - Kentuckians invited to join KDA staff at home and garden shows across the state

2/27/17 - Commissioner Quarles reminds students Poster and Essay Contest deadline is near

2/22/17 - Commissioner Quarles applauds passage of HB 265

2/20/17 - Make the voluntary 'ag tag' donation and invest in Kentucky's youth

2/17/17 - Commissioner Quarles praises confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

2/8/17 - Quarles backs bill to make Kentucky agriculture more competitive

2/8/17 - Commissioner Quarles sends support to Harper's Country Hams

2/7/17 - Quarles urges action on Kentucky's hunger problem

1/30/17 - KDA proposes legislation to help feed the hungry

1/19/17 - Quarles praises U.S. ag secretary pick

1/18/17 - Bluegrass Ball showcases Kentucky Proud

1/17/17 - Check the box, and join us in the fight against hunger

1/17/17 - Kentucky beekeeping schools set for 2017

1/5/17 - KDA approves more than 12,800 acres for hemp planting in 2017


2016 Kentucky Agriculture Press Releases
2015 Kentucky Agriculture Press Releases
2014 Kentucky Agriculture Press Releases

2013 Kentucky Agriculture Press Releases

2012 Kentucky Agriculture Press Releases
8/14/12 Kentucky Department of Agriculture Will Present New Displays at the 108th Kentucky State Fair
8/14/12 Purple Toad, Wight-Meyer Lead Medal Parade at the Kentucky State Fair Wine Competition
8/9/12 Commissioner Comer Appoints Grayson Smith Director of Rural Economic Development
8/6/12 Commissioner Comer: Kentucky Ag Department Can Help Drought-Plagued Farmers Find Forages
7/20/12 Agriculture Commissioner James Comer to Appear on Fox Business Program
7/9/12 Commissioner Comer to Speak at West Kentucky AgBioworks Meeting
7/3/12 Commissioner Comer Appoints Task Force to Study Fuel Testing Laboratory
6/27/12 New Law Taking Effect in July Aims to Protect Agritourism Operators and Participants
6/26/12 Commissioner Comer to Join in Celebration of Improvements at Anderson County Fairgrounds
6/21/12 Commissioner Comer to Join in Celebration of Improvements at Shelby County Fairgrounds
6/18/12 Comer to Participate in Groundbreaking for Pavilion at Elliott County Fairgrounds
6/8/12 Commissioner Comer Appoints Fred Nesler to Executive Post in Kentucky Ag Department
5/31/12 Commissioner Comer to Participate in Roy Strange Memorial 4-H Golf Scramble
5/18/12 Commissioner Comer to Visit Schools to Promote Healthy Food for Students
5/15/12 Commissioner Comer to Participate in Grand Opening of Albany Stockyards
5/7/12 Comer Encourages Producers and Organizations to Apply for Specialty Crop Grant Funding
4/16/12 Comer Appoints Grayson County Man to Serve as State's Top Beekeeper
4/12/12 Commissioner Comer Honors Roy Rich for Service on Pest Control Advisory Board
4/3/12 Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale Commemorates 50 Years of Excellence
3/28/12 Commissioner Comer Warns Equine Owners Conditions are Ripe for West Nile Activity
3/27/12 Comer Praises Team Effort in Eastern Livestock Case; Victims Will Recover Losses
3/8/12 Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Cracks $1 Million in Gross Sales
3/2/12 Commissioner James Comer To Speak at Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium
3/2/12 Commissioner Comer To Address Purchase Area Cattle Producers
2/24/12 Commissioner Comer commends Weisenberger Mill on nearly 150 years as a family business
2/14/12 Alaska Patterns Restaurant Rewards Program After Popular Kentucky Proud Initiative
2/13/12 Commissioner Comer Asks Kentuckians to Join In National FFA Week Celebration
1/26/12 Kentucky Ag Department Safety Expert Will Share 'Life, Death, and Reality' Message
1/24/12 Agriculture Commissioner James Comer aids farmer denied payment for his grain
1/19/12 Rep. Henderson, Commissioner Comer Stand In Support of Hemp Bill
1/11/12 Agriculture Commissioner James Comer Asks State Auditor to Examine Previous KDA Administration
1/10/12 Commissioner Comer Invites Students to Enter Poster and Essay Contest
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