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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.

All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly, Remains Under $6 Per Person
June 27, 2017
All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly, Remains Under $6 Per Person

A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.

National Junior Livestock Expo to be held in Bowling Green, KY
June 27, 2017
National Junior Livestock Expo to be held in Bowling Green, KY

The American Black Hereford Association (ABHA) will host the first annual ABHA Junior National Livestock Expo June 28- July 2, 2017 at the Western Kentucky University Agriculture Expo Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

SB 139 Designates Horses as Livestock
June 23, 2017
SB 139 Designates Horses as Livestock

For some time, agriculturalists, most horse owners and many equine organizations have looked to Frankfort lawmakers to pass legislation that would designate horses as livestock. Kentucky Farm Bureau has policy concerning the issue which states, “We recommend recognizing equine as livestock and the horse industry as an agricultural commodity to remove the disadvantage that currently exists in relation to other livestock.”

KFB Candid Conversation: Adam Hinton, Hinton Mills
June 23, 2017
KFB Candid Conversation: Adam Hinton, Hinton Mills

Adam Hinton of Hinton Mills discusses the importance of rural communities and the farms and businesses that make up those rural economies. Hinton Mills is a multi-generation owned farm and feed supply business with five locations in three counties.