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Farming

  • Market Facilitation Program meeting for Harrison Co. producers set for Sept. 25

    The Harrison County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host an informational meeting on the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
    The meeting will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office located at 668 New Lair Rd. in Cynthiana. FSA staff will provide an overview of the program and discuss eligibility and documentation requirements.

  • USDA launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    USDA launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).

  • KFB seeking participants for the 2019-20 LEAD Class

    Recruitment for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) next group of participants in the two-year, Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) program is now underway. Up to 16 individuals will be selected for this intensive learning experience to equip the next generation of agricultural leaders with the tools to manage tomorrow’s challenges.

  • Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” tour stopping in Louisville

    Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Kentucky State Fair. From Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 2,000 sq. ft. experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Louisville-area 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in their communities.
    Now in its fourth year, the “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is embarking on an 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months.

  • Stay safe during harvest

    Jessica Barnes,
    County Extension Agent for Ag & Natural Resources
    Harvest is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.
    If you have employees, take time to talk to them about safety. Make sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp. approves more than $1.6 million

    The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp. (KAFC) approved $1,608,589 in agricultural loans for projects in the Commonwealth at its board meeting.
    Beginning Farmer Loan Program (BFLP)

  • FSA County Committee nominations to be submitted by Aug. 1

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director for Harrison County, Janelle Gardner-Cox, reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2018, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.
    County committees are made up of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level. Committee members play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FSA.

  • Kentucky soybean farmers focus on aquaculture

    Yes, you read correctly – aquaculture: the farming of fish, shrimp and other aquatic life. The farmer-leaders of the Kentucky Soybean Board and Kentucky Soybean Association toured Kentucky State University’s (KSU) Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort during the organizations’ joint summer meeting.

  • KFB Marketbasket Survey shows increase in food prices for second straight quarter

    After two years of slight quarterly declines in food prices, the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a food-cost increase for a second straight quarter. The survey, taken four times each year, price-checks 40 basic food items throughout the state in an effort to gauge current food-price trends. Since the end of 2016, surveyed food items had dropped by a total of $3.79 or just over three percent.

  • Applications now available for the CAIP program

    The Harrison County Ag Development Committee opened the application process for the 2018 County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) on July 19. The applications are available at the Harrison County Extension Office, 668 New Lair Road, Cynthiana. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the application period. Applications will be available for 16 business days ending on Friday, Aug. 10 at 4:30 p.m.