Ag report: Nov. 29, 2013

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By The Staff

USDA adjusts

crop filing dates

Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency announced that producers now have until Jan. 15 to report crops that have a Nov. 15-Dec. 15 reporting deadline without having to pay a late-file fee. Crops under this waiver include wheat and native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying.

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Kentucky:
Dec. 15: Barley, canola (fall), oats, rye, annual rye grass, wheat.

Jan. 2:  Honey
Jan. 15:  Apples, blueberries, caneberries, cherries, chestnuts, grapes, peaches, pears, pecans, plum, rhubarb.
May 1, 2014:  Nursery.
May 31, 2014:  Final date to report small grains planted acreage, including small grains planted on CRP acreage.
July 15, 2014:  Alfalfa, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, canola-spring, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, clover, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, grass,  greens, herbs, lettuce, mixed forage, oats-spring, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radish, sorghum, soybeans, squash, strawberries, sunflowers, sweet  potatoes, teff, tomatoes, turnips, watermelons.
Sept. 30:  Christmas trees, crustaceans, finfish, flowers, ginseng, grass-sod.
There are exceptions based on when a crop was planted, additional acreage requirements and if a forage crop is reported as a cover crop.

Additionally, producers can purchase both NAP and RMA coverage for 2014 annual forage crops. NAP coverage will not be available for 2015 annual forage crops.

For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact the FSA office on Breighton Boulevard in Shelbyville.


Sheep and goat Webinar series

The Trimble County Cooperative Extension office in Bedford will host a sheep and goat Webinar series from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday for forages and Dec. 10 for health. This event is for Shelby, Carroll, Henry, Oldham, Spencer, Bullitt and Trimble counties. This is a cooperative effort of UK, KSU and Purdue.

For more information or to register, call 502-255-7188.


NAILE honors

Linda Brock of Louisville has received the Newell G. Hicks Vision Award at the 2013 North American International Livestock Exposition. The award is one of the highest honors that can be given to an individual by management of the North American International. Brock, who is marketing director for Feeders Supply in Louisville, has been a keystone of promotional support at the expo.

Bill Tolle of Maysville was honored during the Farm-City Luncheon at NAILE. Tolle is a long-time member of the Kentucky State Fair Board.


Bulletin board

  • Kentucky Round-Up, an annual event sponsored by the Kentucky Horse Council that celebrates horses with live demonstrations, hands-on activities and educational exhibits, will be Feb. 15-16 at the Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park.

The Kentucky Ag Report is compiled weekly from news releases distributed by Keeton Communications, the Kentucky Press News Service.