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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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Friday, July 13th, 2012

Lexington, KY- July 13, 2012 - USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley said that 32 counties in Kentucky have received a Secretarial Disaster Designation due to the on-going drought.

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Friday, July 13th, 2012
Greg Drake II, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

The abnormally dry and hot weather, along with an early spring, has severely damaged a lot of Butler County’s corn crop for 2012.  That same weather has decimated pasture and hay fields for our livestock farmers.  Many farmers began feeding hay in June, and there will likely not be enough hay to

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Lexington, KY- July 11, 2012 - The USDA's Farm Service Agency is reminding producers that deadlines are approaching for various assistance programs.

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