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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Vol. 16 | No. 22

Commissioner Quarles pardons turkey

as Thanksgiving approaches

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles, left, pardoned a turkey at Elmwood Stock Farm on Monday, Nov. 20. Mac Stone, who runs the family farm in Scott County with his wife and brother-in-law, held the 30-pound bird. “This Thanksgiving, this tom turkey won’t wind up on someone’s dinner table,” Commissioner Quarles said.

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Ky. farm's organic turkeys attract national attention

One satisfied customer called Elmwood Stock Farm's heritage birds "the best turkey we have ever tasted."

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Incentives to attract agtech,

food-based businesses to Ky.

“Kentucky can step up ... and become the agriculture hub of technology and innovation in the U.S.,” Quarles said.

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KDA awards $475,000 in grants

for six county fairgrounds

“These grants allow county fair boards to enhance the environment of livestock shows,” Commissioner Quarles said.

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More agriculture-related headlines in the news

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Commissioner Quarles participates in trade mission trip to Kenya

2024 Kentucky hemp application portal now open

Local craft brewers committed to sourcing local

Ky. Ag Development Board approves over $2.3 million for projects

Ky. Agricultural Finance Corp. approves more than $1.8 million in loans

Barrel House building $1.8-million distillery, rickhouses near Cynthiana

Frankfort distillery offering personalized bourbon bottles for holidays

Salmonella in cantaloupes sickens dozens in 15 states, including Ky.

Mares at risk for tall fescue toxicosis in Kentucky

Mercer Co. Angus farm recognized for having one of nation's top 10 sires

Hardin County cattle farmer honored with Distinguished Service Award

Study finds Murray State starting a veterinary school is feasible idea

KFB announces 2023 Women's Gold Star Award winners

Nearly 200 attend Limited-Resource Minority Farmers Conference at KSU

KSU and its pawpaw research featured on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

UK researcher helping corn producers avoid crop losses due to tar spot

UK students serve healthy meals to community through Meals on Wings

Kentucky raised more pounds of turkeys than tobacco 63 years ago

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner down slightly from record high last year

Cranberries: The saucy science of a Thanksgiving classic

Farmers get only a fraction of every food dollar that consumers spend

USDA predicts record corn production

Research looks to transform manure into protein

Common pesticides in food reduce male fertility, study finds

Farm Bureau appreciates EPA seeking farmer input

Congress passes bill to extend the 2018 Farm Bill for one year

Forestry Best Management Practices Board to meet Nov. 29

Ky. Farm Bureau Annual Meeting to be Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in Louisville

And in case you missed it ...

Cargo plane returns to airport when horse gets loose on board

Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky’s turkey industry was responsible for up to $1.08 billion in total economic activity in 2022, creating or supporting as many as 3,952 jobs.

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