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Agriculture

  • FSA provides assistance for livestock losses from heat wave

    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). LIP provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to natural disasters.

  • CAIP program covers 11 investment areas

    There are 11 major investment areas eligible for reimbursement in this year’s County Agricultural Investment Program. All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary focus investment area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent reimbursement limit of $2,000 (down from $4,000 for 2010 CAIP).

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0809

    4-H Poultry Club meets
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    State Fair exhibits
    4-H exhibits advancing to the Kentucky State Fair must be brought to the Extension Office by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15.  Items and ribbons will be returned to the Extension Office from the State Fair on Aug. 29.
     
    Shooting Sports Club meets
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold its monthly meeting practice at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Gun Club on Thursday, August 18th.

  • Squirrel season begins Aug. 20

    Kentucky’s fall squirrel season, a 192-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting, opens on Aug. 20 and continues through Nov. 11. The season opens again Nov. 14 and runs through Feb. 29, 2012.
    The daily bag limit is six squirrels.
    Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the outlook for the season is excellent.

  • Farm News: Updated 0809

    Pork Producers to meet
    The LaRue County Pork Producers will meet on 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Southern States holds membership meeting
    Southern States Hardin Cooperative, Inc. will hold their annual membership meeting Aug. 23 at 310 West Water Street, Hodgenville. Membership day activities start at 11 a.m. with the business meeting at noon.  

    ACRE deadline extended
    The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.
     

  • Southern States annual meeting set

    Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Hardin Cooperative, Inc. – Hardin and Hodgenville branches.

  • Fort Knox deer hunting guidelines released

    The dates and guidelines for the 2011 Fort Knox deer hunting seasons have been released to the general public with significant changes sure to benefit civilian hunters.
    Archery hunters interested in hunting at Fort Knox can apply Aug.1-15 while gun and youth hunters can apply Aug. 15-31. Application forms may be obtained at the Hunt Control Office or downloaded from www.knox.army.mil/fw/downloads.asp. All deer harvested on post are bonus animals and supplement the Kentucky bag limit.

  • LaRue CAIP program coming soon

    LaRue County has been allocated $135,000 for the County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) for 2011. This is the third year CAIP has been offered locally by the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) and the County Agricultural Development Council.  The program applicant is the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, and the grant administrator is Dyan Puckett, 537-3889.

  • Marksbury joins Angus Association

    Eleanor Grace Marksbury, Buffalo, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • LaRue County FFA excels at the state and national levels

    LaRue County FFA members won two state FFA contests last week for the second year in a row.
    The Food Science and Technology team will participate in the National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event Oct. 19-22 during the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., after winning the state contest at Morehead State University on July 22.
    Members of the team are Ashley Cottrell, Shea Elswick, Whitney Meredith and Jamie Price.