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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: Savannah harvests a buck

     Savannah Brooks of Hodgenville harvested a five-point buck. 

  • Farm News - Nov. 21, 2012

     Bacon Creek Watershed Council 

  • PHOTO: Matt Stiles harvests 13-pointer

     Matt Stiles, 16, of Howardstown, harvested a 13-point buck Nov. 14.

  • PHOTO: Brittany Stiles takes a buck

     Brittany Stiles, 22, of Howardstown, harvested a 12-point buck Nov. 11.

  • Kentucky Proud Program funded

      The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for $2,830,000 Agricultural Development Funds to be divided over two years (2013-14) for the Kentucky Proud program.

  • COLUMN: 4-H candy sales are in progress

    The annual LaRue County 4-H candy sale started this month.

    Starting today 4-H members may pick up candy at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, across from Magnolia Bank. Parents must sign a permission form in order for members to participate.

    Members will be selling a variety of candy bars including caramel, crisp, almond, dark chocolate with almonds and milk chocolate for $1 each.

    For each 60 candy bars sold, the member's name will go in a drawing for $25. The top seller will receive $50.

  • COLUMN: Fall soil sampling is a good practice

    Fall soil sampling allows LaRue County farmers (and homeowners) time to utilize University of Kentucky research-based fertility recommendations before spring planting.

    The turn-around time for samples from the Extension Office to the UK Soil

    Testing Lab is much faster in the fall, usually within a week, because fewer people are submitting samples this time of year. Spring turnaround time can approach three weeks during the busiest times.

  • PHOTO: DEER HARVEST

     Lindsey Rucker, 11, harvested a 4-point buck about 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11. It is her first buck.

  • Local working group meets to discuss EQIP

     The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, a federal program that provides technical and financial assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns. NRCS is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2013 program.

  • COLUMN: Handy tools for beef producers

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has an excellent hay and

    haylage testing program for LaRue County farmers. A toll free call to the

    KDA Forage Testing Program 1-800-248-4628 will get a trained individual to come to the farm, take samples of your hay/haylage and get the test results back in a short period of time.

    The results can be used to accurately, efficiently and economically determine a feeding and supplementation program. The cost is $10 per

    "lot.”