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Agriculture

  • Shaw named Angus delegate

    James Q. Shaw of Hodgenville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 134th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates to be held in November, 2017 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Berry elected to Southern States board

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville and Bryon Nelson of Vine Grove, KY were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin COOP held in Hodgenville on August 17, 2017. More than 40 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Drew Langley of Glendale was elected chairman of the local board of directors, while Kerby Grey of Cecilia was named vice chairman.

  • A positive outlook for the upcoming dove season

    The morning fog we’ve seen a few times lately portends that fall hunting seasons are right around the corner. For many Kentuckians, the best time of year begins on September 1, the traditional opener for dove season.

    Dove hunting is a social event as old friends reunite while standing on the edge of a field, telling stories and keeping their eyes peeled for incoming birds. A plate of bacon wrapped grilled dove breasts finishes a great day afield.

  • Fall is a great time to sample soil

    If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that. Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

  • LaRue county Cattlemens news - August 16, 2017
  • Establishing late-summer forages

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.

  • 2017 National Junior Angus Show
  • Farm calendar - August 9, 2017

    Pesticide container recycling

    The only date to bring in pesticide containers for the Rinse and Return Program will be. Triple rinsed, five gallon or less, plastic pesticide containers can be brought to Southern States in Hodgenville between 9 and 11 a.m. today for recycling. All containers should be clean and have labels removed. Please do not bring containers that are not properly rinsed. Have the lid removed, and the label removed as well as possible. There is no charge for the program, but it does allow you to get rid of containers in an environmentally safe way.

  • Woodlands could be your farm’s hidden asset

    Maximizing every bit of profit from your farm is a key to success. As a landowner, one thing that may not be at the top of your mind is your farm’s woodlands, but you should manage them just like crops, fields, gardens or other agricultural endeavors.

  • ‘Ag Tag’ donations soared to nearly $630,000 in 2017, shattering previous records

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated since the program began.

    The voluntary donations are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.