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Kentucky Cattleman’s Foundation accepting donations for areas hit by storms

The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation is accepting monetary donations to address the needs of cattlemen in rebuilding fences and facilities following the storms of last week.
“Farmers across the state have been calling our office since the tornados hit wanting to know how they can help so we are working on a case-by-case basis to help farmers however we can,” said Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Dave Maples.


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Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group offers assistance to farmers in need

Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group has stepped up to offer several forms of assistance to producers after last week’s deadly tornados across the state.
Owners have already offered to donate $5,000 to the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation Disaster Relief Fund that is being set up to address the needs of cattlemen in rebuilding fences and facilities following the storms of last week.


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CAROL L. SPENCE Contributor

UK economists to discuss what to expect from the Farm Bill, ACRE

As work begins on the U.S. Farm Bill, people from many walks of life will turn their attention toward Congress to see how the new bill will shape up compared to previous versions. The new bill could affect farmers large and small, consumers, agribusiness, food safety and the environment.


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Farm News updated 03-14-12

Pork Producers meet
The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. March 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
 
Private pesticide
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4-H Calendar updated 3-14-12

Poultry Club
The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30 p.m. March 14 at the Extension Office.
 
Shooting Sports Club to meet in New Haven
The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet 6:30 p.m. March 15 at the New Haven Gun Club.
 
Rabbit Club
The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

Expo, 4-H Camp
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Annual Extension Expo this Saturday

By Misty Wilmoth

4-H will be well represented this Saturday at the annual Extension Expo held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school gym. The 4-H Council is doing a drawing for a free trip to 4-H Camp, valued at $165. Purchase a candy bar for $1 in order to enter your name in the drawing. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the Expo. Members need not be present during the drawing to be eligible for the prize.


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Five keys for high-yielding corn this year

By David Harrison

There are five keys to high corn yields: Good genetics; maximize days suitable for growing; achieve 90 to 95 percent light interception at or close to silking;  adequate nutrients to complete plant growth and seed fill; and adequate water and air to complete plant growth and seed fill. By optimizing each of these five keys, the odds for producing high corn yields are much improved.


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Farm News updated 03-07-12

Goat and Sheep Producers meet
LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The program will be a video on kidding and kid care.  
Dr. Ken Andries, on the video, will discuss improving kid and lamb survival rates and how to deal with difficult births. A meal is planned.

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