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Farming

  • Kentucky soybean farmers monitor China tariff situation

    Kentucky’s soybean farmers are busy in the fields this time of year, but that certainly doesn’t keep them from keeping a watchful eye on what’s going on with international trade.

  • Consult with FSA and NRCS before breaking new ground

    Agricultural producers are reminded to consult with FSA and NRCS before breaking out new ground for production purposes as doing so without prior authorization may put a producer’s federal farm program benefits in jeopardy. This is especially true for land that must meet Highly Erodible Land (HEL) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provisions.
    Producers with HEL determined soils are required to apply tillage, crop residue and rotational requirements as specified in their conservation plan.

  • Sweet potatoes, one of nature’s perfect foods

    We enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall.  In fact, I still have a crate full in the basement that will feed us this summer. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November we had 4 nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods!  7 months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive.  

  • Kentucky Tractor Supply stores donate $25,700 to fund local FFA projects

    Tractor Supply Company and the National FFA Organization are supporting Kentucky’s next generation of agricultural leaders through the third annual Grants for Growing program. This year, Kentucky Tractor Supply stores raised $25,700 through customer donations to fund local, youth-led agriculture projects made possible by the initiative.

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  • 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.