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Agriculture

  • Ag report: Jan. 17, 2014

    Today is last day to vote for FSA county committee

    USDA Farm Service Agency officials issued a reminder to farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until today to return to the FSA office completed ballots for county committee members.

    Eligible voters who have not received a ballot can obtain one from the USDA Service Center on Breighton Boulevard in Shelbyville. This is the last day for voters to submit completed ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers, and mail ballots must be postmarked no later than today.

  • Ag report: Jan. 10, 2014

    Shelby farm honored

    again for its corn crop

    Kevin and Kathy Smith once again this year are being honored for having an outstanding corn crop.

    The Smiths, who operate Dusty Feather Farms on Figgs Store Road in southern Shelby County, were notified recently that they were being honored by the National Corn Growers Association that they were winners for District 4 in Kentucky.

    They will travel to Bowling Green next week to accept their rewards during the Kentucky Commodities Classic.

  • Ag report: Jan. 3, 2014

    Hemp commission report: Dialogue ‘positive,’ ongoing

    The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission on Monday discussed ongoing communications with both the U.S. attorney general and the Kentucky attorney general regarding the effort to make Kentucky a leader in industrial hemp production.

  • Ag Report: Dec 27, 2013

    Industrial Hemp Commission to review position on Monday

     

    The state Industrial Hemp Commission, of which Shelby County resident and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) is a member, is gathering Monday to review its position about trying to earn federal approval to make industrial hemp legal.

    The group will review its communication with the Department of Justice and hear reports from the office of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky).

  • Ag report: Dec. 27, 2013

    Industrial Hemp Commission

    to review position on Monday

    The state Industrial Hemp Commission, of which Shelby County resident and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) is a member, is gathering Monday to review its position about trying to earn federal approval to make industrial hemp legal.

    The group will review its communication with the Department of Justice and hear reports from the office of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky).

  • Ag report: Dec. 20, 2013

    FSA offering loans for grain storage

    Farm Service Agency is offering low-interest loans to grain producers to build new or upgrade existing storage facilities and permanent drying and handling equipment.

  • Ag report: Dec. 13, 2013

    SC Farm Bureau wins 3 awards at annual meeting

    In addition to the Courtney family’s being named Best Young Farm Family for 2013, Shelby County Farm Bureau earned three honors during the 94th annual meeting of the Kentucky Farm Bureau, which concluded Saturday in Louisville.

    SCFB was recognized with the KFB’s Gold Star awards for efforts by its Young Farmer Committee and it’s women’s program and overall for the efforts of its membership. SCFB President John Wills led a delegation that attended.

  • Ag report: Dec. 6, 2013

    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.

  • Ag report: Nov. 29, 2013

    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.

  • Ag report: Nov. 22, 2013

    USDA sequestration

    reduces programs

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency is reminding farmers and ranchers who participate in FSA programs to plan accordingly in Fiscal year 2014 for automatic spending reductions known as sequestration.