UK entomology research hopes to prevent bird-plane collisions

Lexington, Ky. The type of grass planted at airports may be able to prevent bird-plane collisions in the air. UK entomology graduate student Diana Miller is determining if a grass variety developed in New Zealand can deter white grubs, earthworms and caterpillars, and as a result, creatures like blackbirds...

Farm Bureau on USDA Projections for Corn, Soybean Yield

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 11, 2014 – The Agriculture Department’s latest report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year confirms that U.S. grain producers can expect record yields and low market returns, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. Yield estimates for...

Owen County Shows its Kentucky Proud Colors with Junior Chef Championship Dish

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking sharp in maroon and silver football jerseys, and working together as a team, the Owen County High School Rebels won a state championship Friday. But the sport wasn’t football. That championship won’t be played for three more months. Owen County’s “Cuisine Rebels,”...

The Ag Agenda – August 2014

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Americans expect straight talk from their government. If our government says something, you ought to be able to take it to the bank, as the saying goes. The Environmental Protection Agency is not meeting that expectation. Instead of making things...

Celebrate the Food, and the People, of Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Aug. 3-9

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky consumers can buy nutritious local foods and honor the people who produced them at the same time by visiting a farmers’ market during National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 3-9. “At a Kentucky farmers’ market, you can buy the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as meats and...

Disaster Assistance for 2012 Frost or Freeze Fruit Crop Losses Announced

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) assistance for losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year. The program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides supplemental...

More Soybeans and Wheat, Less Corn Forecast

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2014 – A new report from the Agriculture Department updates projections for the 2014-15 crop marketing year. The report offered a mixed bag of projections on top crops grown by the nation’s farmers, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. A record production for the...

Jay Leno to Address 96th AFBF Annual Convention

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2014–Acclaimed late night TV host Jay Leno will give the closing session keynote address at the 96th AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2015. About 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation are expected to gather in San Diego Jan. 11-14 to...

KY. Proud Urban Garden Project Breaks Ground to Teach Youth Life Lessons Through Agriculture

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Louisville officials, and local youth broke ground on a program designed to teach young people about nutrition and how to grow, cook, market, and sell their own food. Commissioner Comer was joined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and District 1 City...

Virtual exercise to prepare animal resource coordinators for disaster response

Animals are especially vulnerable during natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms, because they have to rely on humans for help. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting the Multi-jurisdictional Animal Resource Coordination Exercise,...

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