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Today's News

  • FSA county committee nominations begin today

    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins June 15.
    To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate.

  • Prevented planting report should be submitted July 15

    Due to Kentucky’s weather creating delays in planting, the Kentucky Farm Service Agency is extending the 2011 date to report prevented planting for all crops except small grains to July 15, to coincide with the crop reporting deadline. Normally, producers are required to file this notification on prevented planting with their FSA office within 15 days of the respective crop’s final planting date.

  • Guide to invasive plants offered through USDA Forest Southern Research Station

    The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station is distributing free copies of a new guide, titled “A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests,” that gives homeowners, gardeners, land managers and others information on controlling and removing invasive plants in the South.

  • FSA program deadlines loom

    July 15 - Final date to report acreage on all other crops and land uses, except small grains, including CRP acreage. Production reporting deadline for NAP crops for previous year’s production except small grains. Exception: Crops insured through NAP must report the earlier of: 15 calendar days before the onset of harvest or grazing, or July 15.
     July 29 - Final date to apply for 2009 Supplement Revenue Assistance Program (SURE).

  • Farm calendar: updated 06/14/2011

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. June 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
    ACRE deadline
    extended to Sept. 1
    The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/14/2011

    Kentucky Youth Seminar
    The Kentucky Youth Seminar will be held June 22-24 in Lexington. Local eligible participants will be attending.
     
    Lice check for 4-H Camp
    The mandatory 4-H Camp head lice check will take place 4-5:30 p.m. June 27 at the Extension Office.
     
    4-H Camp
    Local youth, adults and teen leaders will attend 4-H Camp June 28-July 1 at Lake Cumberland.

  • Fusarium head blight in wheat

    The wheat disease Fusarium head blight (FHB) or head scab is at significant levels in many wheat fields across LaRue County and the state.
    FHB attacks wheat near and in the flowering stage. It can be particularly severe during wet weather. The continued wet, cloudy conditions in April provided excellent conditions for infection and likely favored multiple infection periods, which has resulted in a lot of disease development.
    Fusarium head blight is present in wheat fields every year to some extent, but some years are more severe than others.

  • Dates set for sandhill crane season

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission voted June 3 to implement a sandhill crane hunting season beginning this year.
    The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee will review the proposal following a public comment period. In addition to state legislative review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also must approve the proposal.

  • Nelson County Community Clinic sponsors 5K Walk/Run

    Nelson County Community Clinic 5K walk/run fundraiser will be Aug. 13.
    All race proceeds will be used to provide direct medical and dental patient services for the working, uninsured, low-income residents of Nelson County who qualify for clinic services.
    The race begins at 8 a.m. at Spalding Hall on Xavier Drive. The course is mostly flat and takes runners through Bardstown. No bicycles are allowed on the course. The course will officially close after 60 minutes. Register online at www.rivercityraces.com or call the clinic for registration brochures at 349-5990.

  • Freedom 5K Run/1-Mile Walk scheduled for July 2

    The Freedom 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Taylor Regional Hospital, will be held July 2 and is part of the Campbellsville Fourth of July celebration.
    The race starts in the parking lot at Campbellsville Middle School at 9 a.m. with pre-registration fee of $25. Pre-registration guarantees you a T-shirt and the cost on race day is $20 with registration beginning at 8 a.m.
    The first female and male finisher will receive an award in the 1-mile walk. Classes range from under 14 to 60 and up.