Across Kentucky – October 30, 2015

A follow-up report on Kroger’s announcement of an expansion of Ky Proud products now being a regular part of their sixteen Northern Kentucky stores. The Ky Ag Department’s Roger Snell talks about the growth in available products and the stable of Ky Proud farmer/vendors maintaining a supply of these...

Across Kentucky – August 21, 2015

Feldhaus files a follow-up report on behind-the-scenes training efforts in the Kentucky Proud program designed to make local farmers more comfortable and effective in making commercial connections with retailers like Kroger.  KDA’s Kristin Branscum says that regional food distributors in the state have...

Across Kentucky – August 17, 2015

The Kentucky State Fair opens this Thursday with attractions ranging from performing pigs to an educational display on the Magna Carta upon which our rule of law is based. State fair vice president for communications, Amanda Storment, discusses other attractions and money saving deals for midway rides and...

Dispelling “myths” about milk quality

The annual “June Dairy Month” promotion salutes dairy farmers and processors for their work in supplying consumers with quality products. In Kentucky, this relates to just over 700 dairy farms that supply milk to processors like Deans Foods, Winchester Farms (Kroger’s supplier), Flav-O-Rich,...

KDA marketing chief tells panel Kentucky Proud members benefit from program improvements

Frankfort, Ky. – New program launches, alterations to existing programs, and a stronger emphasis on farm impact are paying off for Kentucky Proud members, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Kristen Branscum told a legislative panel on Wednesday. “Everything we do at Kentucky Proud, we want to...

Across Kentucky – June 3, 2015

Late last fall the Kroger food chain announced a major new effort to showcase Kentucky Proud foods at its 88 stores in state.  After the project’s first six months it’s being declared a major success by Kroger, its vendors, and by consumer reaction.  Feldhaus features Steve Smith with Fishmarket...

Across Kentucky – May 28, 2015

A Madison County produce farmer has made a major connection with Kroger which is making several of his products available in dozens of their stores throughout the state.  Joey Farmer with Lucky Clover Farm talks about their heirloom tomato plants and their continued expansion in creating value added...

Across Kentucky – November 24, 2014

The Kroger Louisville division operating 88 stores throughout most of Kentucky has stepped up its investment in Kentucky Proud products, recently making a record, one-time purchase of $350,000 of locally produced items. Feldhaus visits with Tim McGurk, Public Affairs Manager for Kroger in the Louisville...

Family-owned meat processor makes a mark

If you do your food shopping at Kroger or WalMart, you may have come across products made by a company located in rural Union County in West Kentucky. You had no way of knowing that —  unless you carefully checked the label’s small print. Jim David Meats and the affiliated Little Kentucky Smokehouse...