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Agriculture

  • How much home can you afford?

     Buying a home is typically the largest single purchase a person will make in their lifetime. Ninety percent of buyers will take out a mortgage to purchase their home. It is important to understand how much home you can realistically afford. Be cautious of becoming ‘house poor’, meaning you are spending too much of your monthly income on your house payment and upkeep, and not able to adequately fund other needs such as retirement savings, college savings accounts, or general living expenses.

  • Farm News

    Beef Cattle Association meets

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. The speaker will be Jim Akers, chief operating officer for the Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group. Blue Grass has multiple auction markets across the state. His topic will be “Current Issues and Trends in the Beef Market.” All interested individuals are welcomed. A meal will be served. For information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Early termination for CRP contracts

  • Conner, Shaw serve as Angus delegates

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville has been elected as a delegate to the 131st annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

    James Q. Shaw of Hodgenville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the convention.

    The men are members of the American Angus Association headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

  • Apple harvest time comes again

    LaRue County is fortunate to have two commercial apple orchards, Bennett’s Orchard near Buffalo, and Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market out Ky. 210 toward Campbellsville. Both expect plenty of apples this fall.

    Many homeowners also have apple trees.

    September and October is a busy time for apple growers. Growers usually have chosen the varieties resistant to as many diseases as possible. Ripening times will vary from year to year depending on the weather.

  • 4H State Fair Results ‘Cloverville’

    Jacob Cecil – Senior Leather Craft, Blue; Senior Acrylic/Oil Painting, Blue; Senior Watercolor Painting, Blue

    Nova Fay – Novelty Yarn Scarf, Green

    Kalli Flanders – Red Clover Hay, Blue and Class Champion; Mixed Hay, Blue and Class Champion; Yellow Corn, prev. crop, Red; Horticulture Photo Sequence of 4, Red

    Kaleigh Graham – Peppers, Blue; Cucumbers, Blue and Class Champion; Beans, Blue

    Alexis Grimes - Junior Original Design Ceramics, Red; Junior Paper Craft, Red; Banana Bread, Red; Sequence 3 photos, Red

  • COLUMN: Soybean pests usually cause minor damage

     There are several insects that can feed on soybeans. Fortunately, most usually cause only minor damage.

    Green cloverworms larvae are slender, light green caterpillars with three pairs of white stripes running the length of the body. Young larvae skeletonize the underside of the leaf. Older larvae eat all of the leaf except the largest veins. They are usually controlled by natural enemies and do not reach economic levels.

  • State Fair Champs
  • Farm Bureau offers $1,500 grant

    Kentucky Farm Bureau is searching for the next recipient of its $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant. The grant, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting in December, was established to recognize and assist non-traditional-aged female college students in their efforts towards completing a college education.

  • Kentucky Soybean Board Executive Committee
  • 4H participates in AGstravaganza, State Fair