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Agriculture

  • First deadline for EQUIP and WHIP is Jan. 18

     The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • Small ruminant grazing conference is Feb. 2

     Small ruminant production has steadily grown in Kentucky, and the state’s farmers have realized the potential of raising sheep and goats.

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is teaming up with the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office, the Kentucky Goat Producers Association and the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers Association to offer the 2013 Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference at the Morehead State University Farm in Morehead. Scheduled for Feb. 2, the conference will offer many sessions for all levels of experience.

  • Beef Producers have awards banquet

     The LaRue County Beef Producers held their annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 11.  Guests included Don Reynolds, president-elect of Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association. He spoke to the group concerning upcoming events within the cattle industry.

  • COLUMN: Winter feeding areas for livestock

    Choosing the right place for cattle winter feeding can improve production and reduce threats to nearby water resources.

    A poorly chosen site for winter feeding can have negative impacts on soil and water quality. A significant amount of pollution can occur if winter feeding is conducted around streams, water bodies or other environmentally sensitive areas such as flood plains and creek bottoms.

  • Fall fire season ends Dec. 15

    Fall forest fire hazard season officially ended Dec. 15, but officials with the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) continue to urge caution when conducting any kind of outdoor burning.

    "Recent precipitation has decreased the number of forest fires in the last few days, but it only takes a few warm, dry days to create conditions favorable for fires; therefore, we continue to urge caution with outdoor burning," said Leah MacSwords, director of the Division of Forestry.

  • Public input sought on Cox's Creek pollution

     The Division of Water’s recent study on E. coli pollution in the Cox’s Creek Watershed is not intended as a precursor to state regulatory action, but rather an educational tool for residents of the area to be more aware of how they contribute to water quality and be more involved in improving it.

    Scarlett Stapleton, an environmental scientist who is an author of the report, said Monday the state encourages the creation of local water watch groups and can provide technical support for a watershed plan, but the report does not require a plan.

  • PHOTO: Gold Star Award of Excellence

  • PHOTO: Trey Hardesty's buck

     Trey Hardesty, 7, harvested his first deer on his great-grandmother’s farm in Hammonsville.

  • Farm Calendar - Dec. 12, 2012

     Pork Association meeting Dec. 17

  • Bivens named 'Outstanding Young Farm Family'

     Ryan and Misty Bivens of LaRue County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 93rd annual meeting in Louisville. Each year KFB awards this distinction to a couple under age 35 who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and their community.