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Agriculture

  • Be creative: Increase your fruit and vegetable intake

    We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings. Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

  • Big, big fish
  • ‘Expected Progeny Differences’ in beef cattle

    Expected Progeny Differences, or EPD, may actually be the best tool beef producers have to use in the genetics of their herds.

    The breed average EPD provides a benchmark to compare beef cattle’s genetics. They are averages for the animals included in that run of genetic evaluation.

  • Farm News

    CRP sign-up
    A four-week Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up ends June 14. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP.

  • Mowing Time
  • LaRue is graced with space

    For the past 25 years, I’ve had a home in Santa Monica, Calif., a beautiful town in Los Angeles that has a lot going for it: A beautiful beach alongside the Pacific Ocean, fresh salt air and surfing.

    What Santa Monica doesn’t have is space. There are too many people, too many cars and too much residential and commercial development.

    If I wanted to plant a garden the size of Groundhog Hill, I simply could not.  There is no room in that inn.

  • PHOTO: Beef Month

     Kentucky Beef Council Chairman Chuck Crutcher, of Rineyville, and Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association President Don Reynolds, of Magnolia, present Gov. Steve Beshear a platter of beef in honor of Beef Month. 

  • Farm News - May 15

     Master Gardener plant fair

  • Six months of soybean production in 300 words

     Soybeans are in the fields for about six months of the year in LaRue County.  Let’s look at a brief summary of common or recommended production activities during these months.

  • 4-H Calendar - May 15

     Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 15 at the Extension office. The Cloverbud program is open to ages 5 to 8 or kindergarten through third grade. For more information, call the Extension office at 358-3401.