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Agriculture

  • Legislation would tighten farm subsidy rules

    Billionaires continue to receive farm subsidies; legislation would tighten rules

  • COLUMN: Handy tools for beef producers

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has an excellent hay and haylage testing program for LaRue County farmers. 

    A toll free call to the KDA Forage Testing Program (1-800-248-4628) will get a trained individual to come to the farm, take samples of your hay/haylage and get the test results back in a short period of time.

  • 4-H Calendar - Nov. 6, 2013

     Poultry Club meets

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 13 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Extension office.

     

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Extension office.

     

    Arts and Craft Explorers

  • Farm News - Nov. 6, 2013

    Beef producers meet Nov. 12
    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the LaRue County Extension office. The educational speaker will be Judge Derek Reed who will discuss fencing laws.  A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    County Agricultural Investment Program applications taken

  • 4-H Calendar - Nov. 6, 2013

     Cloverbuds meet

  • PHOTOS: Beef Producers donate to worthy cause

    LaRue County Beef Producers were busy preparing a meal to benefit Gary Rock on Nov. 2 at Sportsman’s Lake. Gary was injured in a farming accident in late August. The beef producers donated and served about 400 meals.

  • PHOTO: Juanita's decorated pumpkins

     Juanita Mattingly, a client at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare, decorated the pumpkins she got at the outing to Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market.

  • Hornback honored for photography

     Amateur photographers from across the region participated in the first annual Farm Foto Assignment photography contest held at the National FFA Convention, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, in Louisville.

    Felicia Hornback, a student at LaRue County High School, was selected as the grand prize winner of the inaugural contest, presented by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. 

    Hornback won $1,000 for her FFA chapter. Her winning photo, “Country Life,” captures a farm landscape during sunset. 

  • Ray Allen Mackey a finalist for 'Farmer of the Year'

     

    A Hardin County farmer is one of three finalists for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Farmer of the Year” contest.

    Ray Allen Mackey of Elizabethtown, Gary Cecil of Daviess County and Kenny Imel of Greenup County, are competing for the award which recognizes an individual whose personal efforts not only strengthen the state’s agriculture industry but also demonstrate service and leadership on and off the farm.

  • COLUMN: CAIP guidelines explained

    County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) for 2013 will begin soon. 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 cost share reimbursement limit of $2,000.