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Monday, August 20th, 2012
Greg Drake II, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

This year’s Butler County Field Day will feature a demonstration on small scale or back yard poultry production.  Interest in food security has been on the rise lately and many people are interested in keeping a few chickens for their own use or perhaps to sell eggs to their neighbors or at farme

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Friday, August 17th, 2012

Lexington, KY - Foreign investors who buy, sell, or hold a direct or indirect interest in U.S. Agricultural land are required to report their holdings and transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, in accordance with the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) of 1978.

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Greg Drake II, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

A networking workshop designed to introduce Kentucky producers to wholesale/retail market opportunities!

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Friday, August 10th, 2012

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces the opportunity for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants to request authorization to conduct emergency haying or grazing on specific CRP acres. Authorization is based on a U. S.

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Friday, August 10th, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated two counties in Kentucky as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought. The counties are: Breckinridge and Grayson.

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

LEXINGTON --- On July 12, 2012, Secretary Vilsack declared 17 Missouri counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought that occurred on January 1, 2012, and continuing.

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Greg Drake II, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Normally, a hot dry year would favor vegetable production as long as growers have adequate irrigation. However, when daytime temperatures inch up over 100 degrees Fahrenheit like we’ve seen several days this year, we begin to see problems with many vegetable crops.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Lexington, KY, July 30, 2012 — John W. McCauley, State Executive Director for the Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that continuous sign-up for the Highly Erodible Land (HEL) Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) started on July 23, 2012.

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Monday, July 30th, 2012
Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau, testifies in Frankfort before the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission.

Addressing the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission during a public forum in Frankfort today, Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB), spoke on behalf of the organization’s membership in support of the commission’s efforts to establish minimum standards in livestock and poultr

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces the opportunity for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants to request authorization to conduct emergency haying or grazing on specific CRP acres. Authorization is based on a U. S.

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