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Agriculture

  • CAIP grants require recordkeeping and site visit

     There are 11 major investment areas eligible for reimbursement in this year’s County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP). All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary focus investment area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent cost share reimbursement limit of $2,000.

  • 4-H program needs volunteers

     4-H enrollment is currently taking place for 2012-13. School club meetings are being held for 4th and 5th graders. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school. However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. 

    All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds. The 4-H year goes from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

  • Farmers eligible for disaster loan assistance

     Ninety Kentucky counties are eligible for FSA emergency loans.

    Sixty-eight counties have been declared as disaster areas due to damages and looses caused by drought that began April 1.

    Twenty-seven counties, including LaRue, were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.

  • Extension given for CRP grazing

     A two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres is being offered.

  • Farm News

     Forage Field Day

  • PHOTO: Beautiful Dixie

     Russell Young of Buffalo took the 4-H Showmanship award with his calf “Dixie” in the open dairy cattle show at the LaRue County Fair.

  • NOTES FROM GROUNDHOG HILL: Return of Bud and Lou

     The following conversation was overheard sometime between 2 and 5 a.m. just east of Ovesen Heights near our beloved Groundhog Hill:

  • Form 1099 will change for farmers

    Calendar year 2012 brings several changes to the way FSA reports a producer’s farm program payments to the producer and to IRS.
    In past years, IRS Forms 1099-G would be issued to show all program payments received from the Farm Service Agency, regardless of the amount.

  • Conner, Flanders elected as American Angus delegates

     Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville, has been elected as a delegate to the 129th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 12 in Louisville.

    Conner, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 330 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. 

    Kelly Flanders of Buffalo has been elected as an alternate delegate to the convention.

  • CAIP applications available Sept. 12-28

     The 2012 LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) has been funded for $135,000.

    This is the fourth year LaRue County CAIP has been offered by the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy and the County Agricultural Development Council.  The program applicant is the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association. The grant administrator is Dyan Puckett (270-537-3889).

    Grant guidelines and grant applications will be available at the Extension Office Sept. 12-28. The deadline for returning grant applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.