USDA Adds More Eligible Commodities for Farm Storage Facility Loans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2015 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program, which provides low-interest financing to producers to build or upgrade storage facilities, will now include dairy,...

Across Kentucky – March 17, 2015

Given fuel prices and the overall economy, farm ponds have been a growing form of ‘at-home’ recreation for rural land owners. Kentucky boasts over 234,000 farm ponds and UK Aquaculture Specialist Bill Wurts talks about some upcoming pond management education programs for farm pond owners in March and...

Across Kentucky – March 28, 2014

Aquaculture: it’s not a front runner in ag income production in Kentucky, but the Ky Ag Department’s aquaculture coordinator, Angela Caporelli, says a growing number of farmers are finding unique ways to add an expanding variety of aquaculture crops to their ag income production efforts; and she says...

Across Kentucky – March 19, 2014

There are over 200,000 farm ponds in the state and Ky State University extension aquaculture specialists are holding workshops this week to help owners with better management of these important resources. KSU’s Dr. Bill Wurts discusses topics to be covered at meetings in Caldwell and Grayson Counties this...

Across Kentucky – June 12, 2013

Feldhaus visits with Ky State University aquaculture specialist Forrest Wynne who works out of Graves County. KSU is a regional leader in aquaculture research and Wynne discusses some of the challenges and opportunities for farmers looking into this kind of enterprise for their...

Across Kentucky – May 9, 2013

From bass production for pond stocking to red claw crayfish for high end restaurants, research at Kentucky State University will be on display next Thursday in Frankfort at KSU’s aquaculture field day. Dr. Bob Durburrow at KSU’s aquaculture research center says from minnows to marketing, they take a...

Across Kentucky – March 8, 2013

Across Kentucky the family farm pond can provide hours of enjoyment and recreation and a meal or two, if the resource receives at least a little attention throughout the year. Ky State University aquaculture specialist, Dr. Bob Durburrow, discusses two farm pond management workshops coming up March 19 and 20...

Across Kentucky – February 1, 2013

It’s not a get-rich-quick opportunity at all, but for some Kentucky land owners, aquaculture production can provide some additional farm income. Feldhaus visits with UK aquaculture specialist Bill Wurts who say UK and Ky State University have teamed up to offer several workshops that will give pond...