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Agriculture

  • Farm News

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays beginning June 18 through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd. in Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Agriculture  Development Council Meeting

  • Kentucky State Fair

    The 2015 Kentucky State Fair will be Aug. 20-30 and entry deadlines are near.

    Open livestock entries ($14/head) must be postmarked by July 10.

    Open Show livestock may actually enter from July 11-25 (received date) by paying a double entry fee ($28/head), or from July 26-Aug. 5 with an extra late entry fee of $50/head.

    Open show poultry and Pigeon entries must be postmarked by July 18 and rabbit entries by July 18.

  • Farmers to receive documentation of USDA services

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley reminds agricultural producers that FSA provides a receipt to customers who request or receive assistance or information on FSA programs.

    “If you visit our office, you’ll receive documentation of services requested and provided,” said McCauley. “It’s part of our mission to provide enhanced customer service for producers. From December through June, FSA issued more than 327,000 electronic receipts.”

  • Upcoming home canning classes

    When thinking about home canning, safety is of utmost importance. Bacteria, molds and yeast can grow quickly on fresh foods, and fruits and vegetables contain oxygen and enzymes that can cause food to spoil. Safe home canning methods help prevent the growth of these bacteria, yeast and molds in addition to removing excess oxygen from the food, which destroys spoilage enzymes and helps form strong vacuum seals on the jars.

  • State opens comments on impaired waters list

    The Kentucky Division of Water has opened a 60-day comment period on the draft 2014 list of impaired waters, as required by the Water Pollution Control Act of 1972.

  • PHOTO: Ramona's first turkey

    Ramona Coffey, of Boston, harvested her first turkey April 20. The turkey weighed 20 pounds, and had 3/4-inch spurs and 11-inch beard. 

  • PHOTO: Brandon's tom

    Brandon Struck harvested a tom turkey May 2. The bird weighed 25.5 pounds with 1 1/2 inch Spurs and two beards measuring 12 inches and 7 1/4 inches.

  • PHOTO: Struck and jake

    Brandon Struck harvested a jake April 18. It weighed 19 pounds and had two beards measuring 5 1/2 inches and 5 inches.

  • PHOTO: Jared's harvest

    Jared Stillwell, Hodgenville, harvested a turkey April 5. It weighed 20 pounds and had a 10-inch beard.

  • PHOTO: Shelbi's first turkey

    Shelbi Brooks, Hodgenville, harvested her first turkey April 18. The jake weighed 19 pounds with a 5-inch beard.