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Agriculture

  • Farm Calendar

    Taste of LaRue County
    The Taste of LaRue County event will start at noon June 7 at the Extension Service office. The event will feature recipes and cooking techniques using locally grown food or Kentucky Proud products. Space is limited, must have a ticket to attend. Cost is $3, stop by or call 358-3401 for a ticket. Sponsored by the LaRue County Farmers Market, County Homemaker organization and LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service.

    Rabies Clinic

  • Students participate in APES program

    Congratulations to participants in the American Private Enterprise Seminar program held April 26-27. Twenty-five LaRue County High School juniors participated and learned about American economics.

  • Is it too late for corn?

    Although new crop corn and soybean prices are near record highs, planting conditions remain poor for some of the corn crop. About two-thirds of the corn crop has been planted in the state, but grain farmers are concerned whether they can get their entire corn crop out in a timely manner.
    An associated question is when should a grower stop planting corn and switch to soybeans. In order to help answer this question, growers need to estimate potential yield losses for late planted corn and compare the associated profitability against soybeans.

  • ACRE program deadline June 1; informative meeting May 19

    With farmers facing a June 1 deadline to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program, Cory Walters and Greg Halich, agricultural economists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, will host meetings across the state to explain ACRE and help producers determine whether it fits their operations.
    The next meeting is 8:30 a.m. May 19 at Hardin County Cooper­a­tive Extension Service office.
    ACRE is an optional risk-protection program created by the 2008 Farm Bill and offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Soybean field production summary

    Soybeans are in the fields for about six months of the year in LaRue County. Let’s look at a brief summary of grower actions during these months.
    May: Full‑season soybean planting should begin by mid May. Growers will burn down or till weeds prior to planting. Roundup Ready soybeans are grown most often now. Pre-emergence herbicides can be applied immediately after planting and before the crop emerges. Stand counts should be conducted to determine the quality of the stand. 

  • ACRE meeting to be held in Hardin County

    With farmers facing a June 1 deadline to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program, Cory Walters and Greg Halich, agricultural economists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, will host meetings across the state to explain ACRE and help producers determine whether it fits their operations.

    The next meeting is 8:30 a.m. May 19 at Hardin County Cooperative Extension Office.

  • Farmers have 30 days to submit notice of livestock losses to LIP

    Farmers who suffered losses of livestock due to the recent storms and flooding in Kentucky are reminded that they have 30 days after the livestock loss was apparent to submit a notice of loss with their local Farm Service Agency office. The notice of loss is the first step toward applying for partial reimbursement under the Livestock Indemnity Program.

  • Farm News: updated 5/11/11

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. May 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
     
    Goat and Sheep Producers meet; guest speaker is Ken Andries

  • Tractor rollovers cause fatalitites

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, agriculture ranks as one of the most hazardous industries in the country. In fact, between 1992 and 2007, the CDC reports that 8,088 farm workers in the U.S. died from work-related injuries.
    The leading cause of death: tractor rollovers, accounting for an average of 96 deaths annually. Additionally, the Farm Safety Association declares that about half of all fatal tractor accidents are caused by rollovers.

  • 4-H Calendar: updated 5/11/11

    Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-4 p.m. May 13 at the Extension Office.
     
    Rally Day in Bardstown
    LaRue County 4-H champions will participate in the Area 4-H Rally Day May 14 in Bardstown.  The event includes speeches, demonstrations, talent show and fashion revue.
     
    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30 p.m. May 16 at the Extension Office.
     
    Livestock Club