A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 15 | No. 24
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Commissioner Quarles informs U.S. senators
about Kentucky’s healthy food pathways
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles submitted written comments to U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics and Research. The hearing discussed the “food as medicine” approach to building healthy diets and reducing diet-related illnesses in the U.S.
Nearly $500K awarded by KDA
for fair construction projects

Five Kentucky county fairs boards were awarded almost $500,000 to fund infrastructure improvements at fairgrounds.
KDA inspecting scanners to
protect last-minute gift buyers

“If you make a complaint to us, we’ll go out and make sure they (retail stores) are charging you right,” a KDA director said.
Ky. farmers, ag industry still
cleaning up a year after twister

"Farmers have nowhere to take their grain," said River Valley Ag Credit President Kyle Yancey.
Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky’s beef cattle industry ranks eighth in the nation and No. 1 east of the Mississippi River. About 32,000 farms across the state raise more than 1 million head of beef cattle.
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