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New tree app builds partnerships between citizens and scientists
July 18, 2017
New tree app builds partnerships between citizens and scientists

TreeSnap, new phone app developed for Android and iOS cell phones is designed to connect scientists with foresters, landowners and interested citizens in an effort to protect and restore the nation’s trees.

Deadline to Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC)
July 14, 2017
Deadline to Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky  Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Robert Finch reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2017 crop year.

American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization to Work Together to Share the Story of Agricultural Education
July 12, 2017
American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization to Work Together to Share the Story of Agricultural Education

The American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization signed a memorandum of understanding to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture.

Winter Wheat Production Forecast Up Four Percent from June
July 12, 2017
Winter Wheat Production Forecast Up Four Percent from June

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its July Crop Production report today based on the Agricultural Yield Survey conducted at the beginning of the month.

Kentucky Boys and Girls Clubs boost garden and cooking programs with 'Ag Tag' grant
July 10, 2017
Kentucky Boys and Girls Clubs boost garden and cooking programs with 'Ag Tag' grant

Several hundred Kentucky youth will learn hands-on gardening and cooking skills this summer thanks to a Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) “Ag Tag” program grant awarded to nine clubs in the Kentucky Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.

4-H to host Solar Eclipse Camp for historic event
July 10, 2017
4-H to host Solar Eclipse Camp for historic event

The West Kentucky 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs is in the direct path of a total solar eclipse that will occur Aug. 21. Kentucky 4-H is taking this rare opportunity to host a Solar Eclipse Camp there so young people cannot only view the historical event but learn the science behind it.

Proposed FDA Change to Tobacco Product Standard Could Prove Detrimental to Dark Tobacco Industry
June 30, 2017
Proposed FDA Change to Tobacco Product Standard Could Prove Detrimental to Dark Tobacco Industry

A suggested standard change set forth by the Food and Drug Administration would set new N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) levels in finished smokeless tobacco products; the possible change has many dark tobacco producers, in particular dark fire-cured tobacco producers, worried about the future of their crop.

Economic development forums bring together Kentucky agricultural and manufacturing interests
June 30, 2017
Economic development forums bring together Kentucky agricultural and manufacturing interests

Three economic development forums held across Kentucky this week aimed to expand the stream of agricultural products into Kentucky’s manufacturing sector, state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.

Kentucky brewers, farmers, Kentucky State to collaborate on unique craft beers
June 28, 2017
Kentucky brewers, farmers, Kentucky State to collaborate on unique craft beers

Kentucky brewers, Kentucky Proud producers, and Kentucky State University (KSU) will produce craft beers infused with locally grown ingredients that will be released this fall.

Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of credit card skimmers at fuel pumps
June 27, 2017
Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of credit card skimmers at fuel pumps

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of tampering on motor fuel pumps as credit card thieves gear up for the Fourth of July and the traffic-heavy summer travel season.