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Agriculture

  • FSA livestock loss assistance

    Livestock producers who incur eligible livestock death losses due to the recent extreme temperatures and other adverse weather events may be eligible for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program. LIP provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to natural disasters.

  • Law creates third weight class for farm vehicles

    A new state law creates a third weight class for registered farm vehicles to ensure that Kentucky farmers are not improperly ticketed and taxed when operating their farm vehicles in other states.
    The new law took effect on March 16, when Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 79, sponsored by Sens. Joey Pendleton, Dennis Parrett and Mike Wilson.
    At issue is the International Fuel Tax Agreement, which applies to vehicles of certain designs and characteristics, including a gross vehicle weight or registered weight “exceeding 26,000 pounds.”

  • Pesticide container collection is Aug. 4

    The LaRue County plastic pesticide container recycling project will be conducted again this year. Commonly called rinse and return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers.
    Local farmers and other users were encouraged to rinse the containers as they were used and store them until the collection date on Thursday, Aug. 4. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.
    All recycled containers must be properly rinsed. Triple rinsing is suggested.

  • Saddlebred horse show canceled

    The saddlebred horse show, scheduled for Saturday at the LaRue County Fairgrounds, has been canceled.

    Organizers of the event say many of the participants don't want to get their horses out in the intense heat.

    The LaRue County Fair will continue Monday with other shows, rides and pageants.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 07/19

    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 21 at the New Haven Gun Club.
     
    Dog Club Show
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will hold its show 10:30 a.m. July 23 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The show is open to 4-H Dog Club members only.  Classes will include costume, obedience, showmanship and agility and will be divided by junior and senior age divisions.

  • County Committee Elections

    Aug. 1 – Last day to file nomination forms for county committee. Forms are available at the Hardin/LaRue FSA office or www.fsa.usda.gov.
    Nov. 4 – Ballots mailed to eligible voters
    Dec. 5 – Last day to return voted ballots to FSA office
    Jan. 2 – Elected committee members and alternates take office

    The Hardin/LaRue FSA office is located on Lincoln Parkway.
     

  • Farm News: Updated 07/19

    Entries taken for Fair
    4-H entries will be taken at the LaRue County fairgrounds 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 25. A complete list of classes are included in the fair catalog or also are available from the Extension Office.

    FSA nominations end Aug. 1

  • PHOTO: Return from KFB conference
  • Howell named agricultural coordinator

    Mark Howell, a member on the LaRue County Conservation District Board of Supervisors, has been named agricultural coordinator for the Bacon Creek water project.
    Howell, a long-time farmer, will be working closely with Kentucky Waterways Alliance to get farmers interested in best management practices to improve water quality in Bacon Creek.
    The project will last about three years and will address both agricultural and human sources of pollution in the watershed.

  • SRAP program for crop loss deadlines July 29

    Farmer and ranchers applying for assistance for 2009 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program have until July 29 to submit an application.