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Today's News

  • Cut flowers from the garden should be enjoyed indoors

    The cool spring has finally ushered in May flowers!  
    I love cut flowers from the garden. There is a simple, happy satisfaction that comes from picking a bundle of peonies for the kitchen work table.  
    Just be sure to shake the ants off first.  
    The other thing about a cool spring with adequate rain fall is that the weather is acting as a sorts of preservative: All those beautiful blooms are lasting much longer than normal.
    When planning a garden, I always consider a seasonal offering of cut flowers for indoor arrangements.  

  • Kentucky’s 2013 CRP sign-up begins May 20

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley reminds landowners, farmers, and ranchers that the opportunity to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up 45 begins Monday, May 20 and ends June 14.
    Producers who want to offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up may enroll at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office where their farm records are maintained.

  • County committee nominations begin June 17

    Kentucky’s USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John McCauley, wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nomination begins on Friday, June 17.
    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.

  • FSA announces CRP continuous signup

    On May 13, 2013, the USDA-Farm Service Agency began accepting new offers and approving new contracts under CRP’s Continuous, CREP, FWP, and SAFE signups.
    The following practices are available under continuous signup:
    CP-8A Grass Waterways Non-easement; CP-9 Shallow Water Areas for Wildlife; CP-21 Filter Strips, CP-22 Riparian Buffers, CP-29 Marginal Pastureland and Wildlife Habitat Buffer, CP-23 Wetland Restoration; CP-33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds; and CP-38 State Acres for Wildlife, and CP-42 Pollinator Habitat.

  • USDA farm payments scheduled to resume

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator announces that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, are scheduled to resume today, May 8. This includes payments for the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE), the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).

  • Prevented planting deadlines announced

    With spring planting underway, the Farm Service Agency is reminding producers to timely report any prevented or failed acreage to their local office.

  • Military Appreciation Day at the Kentucky Horse Park

    Central Kentucky Riding for Hope has partnered with the Kentucky National Guard and the Kentucky Horse Park to honor our service members on May 18 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
    All service members are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of equine educational sessions, social recreation and all general admission horse park shows, museums and activities free of charge. CKRH is also offering discounted trial and pony rides and will serve free BBQ lunch.
    For additional information visit www.ckrh.org or email MilitaryAppreciationDay @gmail.com.

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    ACROSS
    1. Kingdom in South Pacific
    6. Worn on shoulders
    9. *Lena Horne’s venue, “Cotton ____”
    13. Poppy seed derivative
    14. Chemist’s office?
    15. Picture
    16. Out of style
    17. Roswell subject
    18. Relating to tones
    19. *Germany’s chancellor
    21. *It caused the Dust Bowl of the 1930s
    23. “___’em!” to a dog
    24. Fine print add-ons
    25. Latissimus dorsi, for short
    28. *Palo ____, where Hewlett-Packard was formed