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Agriculture

  • Reed calls on Fish and Wildlife to provide relief for farmers

    State Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville recently filed BR 81, a House Concurrent Resolution aimed at protecting Kentucky farmers and their livestock from black vultures.

    The resolution calls on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to issue more migratory bird depredation permits, as well as Kentucky Farm Bureau-issued sub-permits to allow farmers to legally take black vultures that are depredating their livestock.

  • LaRue County Corn Variety Trial results

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2017 was Shady Rest Farms. Seed companies supply the seed, assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow the following years.

  • Flanders brings home Angus Awards
  • Fall harvest in LaRue County

    Boyd Farms of LaRue County is shown harvesting a ‘bumper crop’ of corn in the fields near Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville on Friday, September 29. Darrell Boyd said the crop was above average and he expected yields to be over 200 bushels per acre. 

  • Farm calendar - October 4, 2017

    Hay Testing Day

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be out all day testing hay with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Hay Testing Van on Tuesday, October 10. Cost is $5 per sample for this day only. The cost is normally $10. Please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401 to participate.

    LaRue County Cattlemen’s meeting

  • Apple Harvest Basics

     Fall is a busy time for apple growers. Ripening times vary from year to year depending on the weather. If apples have coddling moth damage, they will drop up to two weeks before the crop is ripe.

    The best and most time-tested method of judging when to pick fruit is the taste method. When enough starch has been converted to sugar and the flavor is developed, the fruit is ready to eat. Fruit continues to ripen in cold storage, so pick fruit before it is ripe if you want to store it.

  • Farm calendar - September 27, 2017

    Hay Testing Day

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be out all day testing hay with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Hay Testing Van on Tuesday, October 10. Cost is $5 per sample for this day only. The cost is normally $10. Please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401 if you would like to participate.

    LaRue County CAIP

  • Fall fertilizer applications to hay fields

    You may be wondering if it’s necessary and economical to apply fertilizer to your pastures and hay grounds this fall.

  • 2017 Soybean Crop Set to be a Bin-Buster

    The most recent United States Department of Agriculture report from the National Ag Statistics Service is great news for soybean farmers in the Commonwealth. The September Crop Production Report released Sept. 12 shows soybean production is still forecast to be record-breaking.

  • Quarles Named Secretary-Treasurer of National Agriculture Organization

    NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 14, 2017) — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) today on the last day of its annual meeting.