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Agriculture

  • 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.”

  • LaRue FFA in state's top 15

    Submitted by LCHS FFA

    LaRue County FFA had a tremendous week at State FFA Convention June 7 - 11.

    The following teams placed 1st in the state contest and will now compete at National Convention:

    Ag Communications

    Nichole Thomas

    Chasity Bryant

    Morgan Durham

    Lindsey Shelton  - alternate

    Milk Quality and Products

    Chloe Owen - State High individual

    Cade Milby

    Cristine Shive

    Levi Goodin

    Food Science

  • Pigweed posing problems for state's soybeans

    By David Zoeller

    Kentucky Press New Service

    A couple of “members” of the pigweed family are causing problems for farmers locally and across the state.

    “The real problem issues are with soybeans,” said Jim Martin, a weed scientist with the University of Kentucky’s research and education center in Princeton. “It’s (pigweed) across the state. It started in western Kentucky along the river bottoms and found its way into central Kentucky as well as the rest of the state.”

  • Kentucky 2015 Acreage reporting dates

    In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Elizabethtown FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.

    The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Hardin and LaRue County:

    July 15, 2015: Spring Seeded Crops (Corn and Soybeans) and CRP

    September 30, 2015: Aquaculture, Value loss and controlled environment crops (except Nursery)

    The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

  • 2015 Kentucky Junior Angus Preview show results
  • Tips for Hay Harvest

    While hay acres may have dropped off a little in LaRue County, hay is a still a significant agricultural crop. It is especially important to cash hay growers and ruminant and equine producers.

    Therefore, harvesting hay for higher and better yields is critical. It’s not always easy to do. Consider these ideas on how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality, and reduce the chance for rain damage.

    Mow to a proper height, which is between 2- 4 inches for alfalfa and between 3-4 inches for most grasses.

  • Sunglasses a necessity for any fishing trip

    Every angler has at one time or another forgotten something in their rush to leave for a fishing trip.

    It’s disheartening when that something is sunglasses. Squinting and shielding your eyes for hours takes some of the fun out of the experience.

  • 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.

    Split Fair

  • Lawson to retire from Ag Development Board

    Sam Lawson, a founding member of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, announced his retirement from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board after over 15 years of service. Lawson made his decision to not seek reappointment to the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board when his term expires in July. Lawson, the representative for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, will continue to serve until Governor Beshear appoints someone to take his place.

  • LaRue students attend ASSET

    Ashley Cottrell and Connor Jaggers, both of Magnolia, were among 26 students who attended Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows (ASSET) Conference held June 14-18 in Bowling Green, Ky.