Across Kentucky – March 16, 2016

The Ky Ag Department is coordinating a specialty crop grant program funded by USDA, to expand demand for specialty crops. KDA’s Josh Lindau says producers and various entities can qualify for up to $50,000. The application period is now open through June 1, and preference is given to projects with...

Farmers across Kentucky Celebrate National Agriculture Day

Louisville, KY (March 14, 2016) ? Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) joins the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and farming organizations across the country to celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 15. This day has been set aside annually since 1973 to highlight the many ways America?s food system improves...

Chefs in Schools Collaborative will help schools serve fresh local foods to Kentucky students

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Schools in eight Kentucky counties will receive face-to-face instruction from chefs to help them serve fresh local foods to their students under two pilot projects led by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program in partnership with the Community Farm Alliance and...

Across Kentucky – December 9, 2015

Kentucky has earned some $300,000 in USDA specialty crop grants to boost economic opportunities for farmers. The Ky Ag Department’s coordinator, Josh Lindau, says those grants were distributed among eight applicants for a variety of projects that will open more doors for more producers through specialty...

Third quarter Marketbasket Survey shows slight drop in Kentucky’s retail food prices

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2015) – For the third quarter in a row, the average price of retail food items across the Commonwealth has decreased according to the latest Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey. The survey, taken in September, denoted the average total cost of 40...

Art and Writing Entries Sought for Student Conservation Contests

Louisville, KY (September 1, 2015) – Students and teachers looking for a creative classroom project this fall will find the perfect blend fun and educational materials in the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation...

Celebrating Agriculture on Labor Day

Stewart Truelsen, a food and agriculture freelance writer, is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series. http://www.fb.org/assets/files/focus/Focus_09.01.15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Students Will Cook For Scholarships at the Third Annual Junior Chef Competition

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fifteen high school teams from across Kentucky will compete for scholarships and the coveted championship trophy at the third annual Kentucky Proud Farm to School Junior Chef Tournament during the Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “The Junior Chef competition...

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,...

Kentucky producers reminded of nearing deadline to submit nominations for Farm Service Agency County Committees

Lexington, KY- July 31, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 3, 2015, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county...

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