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Farming

  • Farm to Tray
  • Harrison County chapter of Young Farmers of America holds annual awards banquet

    The Harrison County chapter of Young Farmers of America had its annual banquet on April 3, 2018.
    Kentucky State Rep. Mark Hart was the featured speaker and members enjoyed a meal prepared by the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association.  
    Several of the Harrison County members were recognized for the state awards that they had received this year.  
    They are as follows:
    Second place, diversified farming - Kevin Farrell;
    Fourth place, beef feeder - Sam Marsh;
    Second place, diversified livestock - Shannon Farrell;

  • Kentucky soybean leaders talk policy with U.S. Senators and Congressmen

    Last week, Kentucky Soybean Association (KSA) farmer-leaders visited Capitol Hill to talk about trade policy, infrastructure, the biodiesel tax credit, RINs caps and the Farm Bill.  The visit was in conjunction with the American Soybean Association’s Washington, D.C. March meeting, which included farmers from a number of soybean growing states and focused on the national policy organization’s stance on issues that affect farmers in the Commonwealth.

  • Livestock Indemnity Program benefits available to Harrison County producers

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Janelle Gardner-Cox in Harrison County announces that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to natural disasters, including  Extreme Cold , could be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).
    “LIP provides livestock producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the damaging financial impact of natural disasters,” said Gardner-Cox.

  • Matthew Brown joins American Angus Association membership

    Matthew Brown, Cynthiana, Kentucky, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

  • Will Banks is new member of American Angus Association

    Will Banks, Cynthiana, Kentucky, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • Deer rut and our trees

    This weekend marks open gun season in Kentucky and deer hunters will hit the woods in their orange safety gear looking for the epitome of procuring local food.
    I am not a hunter but I certainly respect hunters who lawfully hunt for food. While some are hunting this time of the year, others are scrambling to protect their trees from the rut.
    I saw a dead buck on the roadside the other day that looked at least like a six-pointer; he would be the kind of rutting culprit if you find some of your trees torn up!

  • Agriculture and natural resources extension programs impact all Kentuckians

    Gary Palmer,
    Interim Associate Director of
    UK Cooperative Extension
    Regardless of what your family is involved in, Cooperative Extension plays a role. For more than 100 years, we’ve been offering something for everyone to help them see returns in their endeavors, careers, finances and more. If you have one acre or more than 1,000, our agriculture and natural resource extension agents can help you with a range of topics that can make you more knowledgeable and profitable.

  • USDA issues safety-net payments to Kentucky farmers

    USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting Robert W. Finch announces that approximately 32,787 Kentucky farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns.

  • Soybean delivery app released just in time for harvest

    The Kentucky Soybean Board partnered with the University of Kentucky to develop an app to help Kentucky soybean producers to accurately calculate and compare the price offered by elevators, considering delivery costs and high-moisture penalties for grain as it is harvested.