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Agriculture

  • Farm News updated 4-3-12

    Conservation Reserve Program

  • 4-H Calendar updated 4-3-12

    Cloverbuds meet
    The LaRue County 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. April 4 at the Extension Office. Group is for 5 to 8 years old or kindergarten to third grade. Call 358-3401 for more information.

    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 11 at the Extension Office.
     
    Photography Club

  • DCP program sets deadline for June 1

    The deadline to enroll in the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment (DCP) program is June 1.
    DCP provides payments to eligible producers on farms enrolled for any of the 2008 through 2012 crop years. There are two types of DCP payments: direct payments and counter-cyclical payments. Both are calculated using the base acres and payment yields established for the farm. DCP is authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill).  
    In addition to DCP, other FSA programs also have enrollment deadlines approaching:

  • Buttercup in pastures: An unwanted sign of spring

    One of the signs of spring is the yellow flowers that emerge from buttercup plants in pastures and unplanted grain cropland. While buttercup poses little problems to grain crop yields, it can be an issue in pastures.
    Buttercups tend to thrive in low areas of fields, generally in soils that remain wet long periods of time and in fields with poor stands of desirable forages.  In fact, many pasture fields that have heavy buttercup populations are fields that are heavily grazed by livestock.

  • Buttercup in pastures: An unwanted sign of spring

     One of the signs of spring is the yellow flowers that emerge from buttercup plants in pastures and unplanted grain cropland. While buttercup poses little problems to grain crop yields, it can be an issue in pastures.

    Buttercups tend to thrive in low areas of fields, generally in soils that remain wet long periods of time and in fields with poor stands of desirable forages.  In fact, many pasture fields that have heavy buttercup populations are fields that are heavily grazed by livestock.

  • The Arboretum gears up to host a month-long Party for the Planet

    The Arboretum, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is partnering with LG&E and KU Energy LLC to offer a month-long celebration called Party for the Planet 2012, with activities for all ages through the Arbor Day celebration, April 28.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 3-28-12

    Explorers Club forms
    The LaRue County 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  This is a new club for 4-H members 9 to 18 years old. Club members will be exposed to a variety of 4-H projects. The March topic is butter making. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401.

    Talent Show
    The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. March 30 at LCHS auditorium.
     
    Livestock Club

  • Farm News updated 3-28-12

    Conservation Reserve Program

  • PHOTO: One big ‘shroom
  • PHOTO: What’s sproutin’?