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Agriculture

  • State police remind motorists of proper use for farm plates

    With the renewal of Kentucky farm registration plates due March 31, the Kentucky State Police would like to remind the public about the proper use of farm plates.
    There are two different types of farm registration plates. The first is the FFA Farm plate. The second is the Farm Limited plate.
    The FFA Farm plate has a registered gross weight of 38,000 pounds. When calculating the gross weight, one must include the weight of the truck, trailer, occupants and its load.  

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  • Farm Calendar

    Farm Vehicle Regulations Meeting
    Officer Jamie Medley, Kentucky State Police, will conduct a meeting on Commercial Vehicle Enforcement at it relates to farm vehicles 7 p.m. April 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. All farmers should be aware of these regulations. For more information, contact Officer Medley at 502-4452-8983 or the Extension Office 358-3401.

    Beef Producers to meet April 12

  • PHOTO: Richard Pike wins contest

    Richard R. Pike, left, a student at Seton Home Study in Hodgenville, is honored by Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer as the fourth-grade essay winner in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest March 9 in Frankfort. Pike received a $100 savings bond and an Honorary Agriculture Commissioner certificate.

  • FSA office relocating to Lincoln Parkway

    The LaRue County Farm Service Agency merged with the Hardin County office in 2008. Since then, LaRue County farmers have traveled to the Westport Road, Elizabethtown office to sign up for conservation, emergency loans and cost-share programs.
    Beginning next month, they will have easier access to these services as the FSA office will move to new headquarters near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Sportsman Lake Road in Hardin County.

  • Farm Safety Symposium is March 11

    Texting while driving is a 21st-century hazard on Kentucky roads and it also can be a problem on the farm. This dangerous habit will be addressed at the Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium March 11 in Elizabethtown.

    “Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in America, and texting while driving or operating farm machinery adds another hazard,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “The Farm Safety Symposium will encourage participants to make smart choices and avoid taking unnecessary risks on the farm.”

  • Bivens donates $2,500 Monsanto funds to FFA

    It was perfect timing.
    While the LaRue County FFA Chapter was celebrating National FFA Week, their advisor, Misty Bivens, was planning a surprise.
    Bivens, along with her husband Ryan, are the local winners of America’s Farmers Grow Communities. The program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, offers farmers a chance to win $2,500 for their favorite nonprofit organization.
    It was only natural for Bivens to select the local FFA Chapter as the recipient.

  • BARNYARD TALES: Two streams and an old barn

    BARNYARD TALES

    JOHN POTEET

    There is a farm at the end of Enlow Road where Wayne, Joe and Carol Enlow spent part of their childhood. The old barn on that property, just off Dangerfield Road, provides many memories to them.

    Carol remembers nailing a bicycle rim to the front of the barn for a basketball goal. They played baseball in the barn loft and played in the hay in the loft. Their favorite spot was the confluence of two small streams behind the barn.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Livestock Club

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