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Agriculture

  • FSA considering new contracts under CRP

     The Farm Service Agency is accepting new offers and approving new contracts under CRP’s Continuous, CREP, FWP, and SAFE signups. 

  • Groundhog Hill deserves a schematic

     If you’re like me, when The LaRue County Herald News arrives, you immediately flip to the Farm page to see what’s new at Groundhog Hill (closely followed by a peak at obituaries and then a glance at master commissioner sales and then back to GH).

  • LaRue County Beef Producers
  • Turkey Harvest
  • 4-H Calendar

    Poultry Club and Explorers
    The 4-H Poultry Club and the 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. May 8 at the Extension office.
     
    Dog Club, bring dog on leash
    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Extension office. Bring your dog on a leash.
     
    Livestock
    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. May 13 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     

  • Decision deadline nearing for risk protection programs

    The 2012 drought greatly reduced Kentucky corn yields and left many producers wondering whether they have the protection they need in case of another disastrous season.

    University of Kentucky College of Agriculture economist Cory Walters said producers can choose between two risk protection programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election.

  • Farm News

    Goat and Sheep Producers
    The LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. The program will be a video on goat pasture management, and final planning for the LaRue County Fair goat and sheep shows (June 17 and 21). Light refreshments will be available.

    Beef Producers to meet

  • Looking Back at 1963
  • Cattle internal parasite testing program offered

    Internal parasites in cattle can be costly for beef and dairy producers. Heavy infestations result in obvious symptoms such as rough hair coat, poor weight gain, unthriftiness and a condition called bottle jaw. Lower infestation levels are not as obvious, but may still be costing cattle producers’ money through lower performance.

  • Crouching groundhog, hidden deer

    Jim La Rue, Official Historian of La Rue County (and longtime Early Files columnist for The LaRue County Herald News), notes that Groundhog Hill gets its moniker from my maternal grandfather, Paul E. Enlow (1896-1976).

    Papa, as we grandchildren call him (and pronounced Pop-Paw), used to say that the area now home to one of the world’s most fantastic gardens was “Groundhog Heaven” (I guess because it’s highly suitable for the habitation of groundhogs ... close to a creek, lots of holes, vegetation.