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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: 4-H Holiday Crafts
  • Money allocated to local ag programs

    In 2014, more than $33 million in state and county Agricultural Development Funds were disbursed in grants and loans throughout the state for agricultural investments.

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved an additional $10,355,386 for 48 agricultural diversification and rural development programs and projects in December, totaling more than $43 million for the year.

  • PHOTO: Farm Bureau Recognized
  • January brings annual ag events

    The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will be Jan. 5-6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. The Conference features a trade show and a host of concurrent session topics related to fruit, vegetable, grapes and wines, and organic production and marketing.

    The UK Winter Wheat Meeting will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CST Jan. 6 in Hopkinsville. This meeting will feature several speakers discussing rainfall and fertilizers, wheat outlook, DON, head scab and survey results.

  • Try these tips for healthy holiday cooking

    This time of the year can be very difficult for those of us who are trying to watch what we eat. With all of the homemade candies, cookies, and treats sitting in front of us, it can be next to impossible to skip the goodies completely. Moderation should be your “friend” in fighting off the temptation of eating a whole pecan pie instead of one piece.

  • Forecast: agriculture receipts down in 2015

    In early December each year, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics releases their annual Agricultural Situation and Outlook covering the country’s and state’s general farm economy, and 12 specific farm commodities important to Kentucky.

    A brief summary of their thoughts on the overall Kentucky’s Agriculture review for 2014 and outlook for 2015 follows. The entire publication is available at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agecon/.

  • Writer analyzes the language of barns

    The little barn in this picture can be seen from Ky. 470. Travel east on 470 one half mile or less after you cross McDougal Creek. Look to your right and there it is, about 400 feet from the highway.

    I’ll name this little barn “Bantam Barn” because it is so small. It is not far from two other barns I featured some time ago. I dubbed those two old barns Grover and Wilson.

  • PHOTO: Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence
  • Edlin joins American Angus Assoc.

    Bryan Edlin Farms, Hodgenville, is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.

  • Hemp pilots deadline Jan. 1

    Kentucky farmers and processors interested in participating in the 2015 round of industrial hemp pilot projects must apply by Jan. 1, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced.