Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces comprehensive outreach efforts are underway to assess damage and assist rural Midwest and Southern communities in the wake of recent deadly storms.
“These storms struck the very heart of rural America,” said Vilsack. “USDA regional and local staff members are on the front lines, have worked each day since the storms hit, and for many it’s personal: they live and work alongside the victims. I’ve directed our expertise and resources be put to the fullest possible use.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) invites minority farmers and ranchers in Harrison County and across the nation to voluntarily join the USDA Minority Farm Register to receive information and opportunities from USDA agencies.
USDA officials learned that fraudulent letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in at least four states. The letters purportedly come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information. These letters are false and in no case should a recipient respond with personal and financial information.
I think I have finally figured out the perfect machine for controlling those pesky spring weeds… sheep.
Well, I know it is not for everyone (and I know it cannot last much longer for me) but our pregnant herd of Katahdin ewes are let loose from their pasture in the afternoon to graze freely within the secure fencing of the entire property for a few hours.
Harrison County Young Farmers annual banquet will be held March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office with guest speaker Clay Smittson, a regional land biologist.
Kentucky Young Farmers State Winter tour was held in Jessamine County this year in February. Many Harrison County members received awards.
Won’t you join us on Monday, March 19 for the Extension Leadership Event at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County High School cafeteria. The evening will include a free meal at 6:30 p.m., doors will open for registration at 6 p.m.
Seven Kentucky counties has been declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that occurred from Feb. 29 through March 3, 2012.
Kentucky Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John W. McCauley marks the celebration of National Ag Day by recognizing the continuing hard work of Kentucky farmers and ranchers. National Ag Day presents an opportunity each year to highlight the importance of farmers and ranchers in America’s overall economy; acknowledge and promote career opportunities in agricultural industries; and educate the public on how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced.
(ARA) - Homeowners often worry about keeping their homes safe and secure for their families. And it’s no wonder: nearly 70 percent of home break-ins are in the form of kick-ins to a door, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
You have many easy and affordable options for ensuring a safer home, and ultimately, greater peace of mind. Here’s a home security checklist to get you started.
The Kentucky Farm Service Agency announces that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup will begin March 12 and end April 6.
Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP can be offered during signup if all eligibility requirements are met. Also, CRP participants with contracts expiring this fall can make new contract offers during the signup period. Contracts awarded during this general signup period will become effective Oct. 1.