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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Share the Road with your Farm Friends and Neighbors

    With harvest upon us, the Kentucky Soybean Board reminds motorists to share the road. Our farmers don’t want to be on the roads any more than you want them to be! SMVs (Slow Moving Vehicles) will be on the roadways from now until around Thanksgiving, and we urge motorists to slow down and pay attention.

  • Putting Farm Safety into Practice

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of September 17-23 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to call attention to the hazards unique to farming and encourage all Kentuckians to put safety first.

  • Farm calendar - September 13, 2017

    LaRue Co. Grain Field Day

    LaRue County Extension’s annual Grain Crops Field Day is scheduled at 6 p.m. on September 14 at Shady Rest Farms. (6153 Munfordville Rd) Signs will be posted. For more info call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     UK Grazing School

  • Hunting and Fishing License Increases Proposed

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously recommended today that the department increase prices for some resident Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses.

    The Commission is the guiding body for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. It took the action during its September quarterly meeting. It will be the first resident license price increase in more than a decade, and the first increase of the senior and disabled sportsman’s licenses since their inceptions in 1999.

  • Yield Contests Show Efficiency of Local Farmers

    The Cooperative Extension Service conducts statewide corn, soybean and wheat yield contests each year. The contest is sponsored by commodity groups, and winners at the district and state level are recognized at the Kentucky Commodity Conference in Bowling Green each year.

    The purpose of the contest is to record and archive high yield achievements in grain production on an annual basis and to collect the agronomic practices utilized in the entry field.

  • LaRue State Fair winners
  • LaRue County Farmers Receive Over $90K in Agriculture Grants

    Recently, the 2017 Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee awarded sizable grants to support agriculture in LaRue County.

    One grant, worth $70,000, is part of the County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP), which consists of 10 investment areas that give Kentucky agriculture producers the ability to increase net farm income, add value to their products and diversify their operation.

  • Farm calendar - September 1, 2017

    LaRue County Grain Field Day

    LaRue County Extension’s annual Grain Crops Field Day is scheduled at 6 p.m. on September 14 at Shady Rest Farms. (6153 Munfordville Rd) Signs will be posted. For more info call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

     UK Grazing School