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Extension News: Pond turnover could be why the fish in your pond are dying

Pond turnover could be why the fish in your pond are dying


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Extension News: Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks

Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks

If you spend a significant amount of time outdoors in the summer, chances are you have had a few tick encounters. Ticks are parasites that must have three blood meals during their lifetime to develop and reproduce. Kentucky is an ideal environment for ticks as we have forests, humidity and a large deer population.

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Deadheading Plants Can Promote Growth

In the garden, the practice of deadheading your plants can promote more blooms.

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Tips for buying local meat

Many people are interested in purchasing local meat, because they want to support local farmers and give a boost to their local economy. This year, some may be interested in buying local simply because they cannot find the types of meat or the cuts, they want at the grocery stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Asian Giant Hornet in the News, but Not in Kentucky

The following information is provided by the University of Kentucky department of entomology.

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Disturbance Around Hay Feeding Areas

Wet conditions this winter resulted in almost complete disturbance in and around hay feeding areas. Even well-designed feeding pads could have significant damage where animals enter and leave. These highly disturbed areas create perfect growing conditions for summer annual weeds like spiny pigweed and cockle bur.

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MEAL – Agriculture Leadership Program Offered for Butler County

Farmers and others interested in agriculture have the opportunity to participate in the Motivating and Educating Agriculture Leaders program.  This leadership program has been developed by local extension agents to help people develop their skills in media relations, public relations, working with elected officials, issues management, and general leadership.  The program is divided into 10 sessions beginning in June 2017.  All the sessions are 1 day and will be held at the Warren County Extension Office.  There is a $100 registration fee to participate.

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USDA Encourages Producers to Consider Risk Protection Coverage before Fall Crop Sales Deadlines Disaster Assistance is Available for Crops that are Ineligible for Federal Insurance

 WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 – Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini today encouraged producers to examine the available U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the sales deadline for fall crops.
 

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USDA Finalizes Procedures for Sorghum Referendum

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum.
 
The Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order requires that a referendum be conducted no later than seven years after the start of assessments, which began on July 1, 2008. For the program to continue, a majority of those voting must favor the continuation of the order.
 

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USDA Reminds Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Producers of the March 15 Sales Closing Date for Noninsurable Crops

Lexington, KY,  March 9, 2015 –The State Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky , John W. McCauley, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of  March 15, 2015.  

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