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Farming

  • FSA extends voting deadline for county committee elections

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley, announces that the deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote. Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13, 2016 to return ballots to their local FSA offices. Producers who have not received their ballot should pick one up at their local FSA office.

  • USDA announces applications available for CSP

    Starting in November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will accept and process applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation’s largest conservation program. Applications will be made available in local service centers.

  • USDA awards funds for fiscal year 2017 Market Development programs

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is awarding $200 million to more than 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand export markets for U.S. farm and food products through the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program.

  • FSA County Committee elections to begin, producers to receive ballots this week

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2016 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 5, 2016, to ensure that their vote is counted.

  • Harrison County FSA acreage reporting dates for 2017 released

    Harrison County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Janelle Gardner-Cox announces that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. Please pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates below for 2017.
    “In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Harrison County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline,” said Gardner- Cox.

  • Harrison County Beef Cattle Association annual meeting is Nov. 1

    By Jessica Barnes, County extension agent for agriculture & natural resources
    The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6  p.m. The event will take place at the Harrison County Extension Office.  

  • USDA launches new apprenticeship program targeting veterans

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announces the start of a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jobs program that will use the national apprenticeship system to hire new employees as agricultural commodity graders, a key role in USDA’s mission to protect American consumers. The new program will also serve as a way to increase jobs for U.S. veterans.

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  • Farm income and financial forecasts for 2015 and 2016 released

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement on the Farm Income and Financial Forecasts for 2015 and 2016, released by USDA’s Economic Research Service.

  • Phase I program is now open

    The Harrison County Ag Development Committee opened the application process for the 2016 Phase I Program on July 26. The applications will be available at the Harrison County Extension Office beginning July 26 for 15 business days ending on Aug. 16, 2016. Office hours are 8-4:30, Monday through Friday, for the application period.