A Twice-monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 16 | No. 12
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Commissioner Quarles proclaims June
as Dairy Month in Kentucky
Dairy farmers, producers, and industry representatives join Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles, center, in taking a swig of milk after he signed a proclamation honoring the dairy industry and proclaiming June as Dairy Month in Kentucky. "With the constant pressure on our agriculture producers to adapt to change, we can look at our dairy partners as a group who has made those needed changes and continues to provide the wholesome and nutritious dairy products we have always enjoyed," Commissioner Quarles said.
Eastern Ky. woman recognized with national leadership award

“Valerie (Horn) has tackled food insecurity in her area,” said Sharon Spencer of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
New website helps consumers find Kentucky farm products

To view the new website and see all Kentucky Proud farmers and farm families have to offer, visit kyproud.com.
Quarles travels to Japan
to participate in trade mission

"It was an honor to represent the United States and Kentucky," Commissioner Quarles said.
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Kentucky farm fact

Each dairy cow in Kentucky produces an average of 6.5 gallons of milk per day and more than 107 million gallons of milk each year. Kentucky dairy producers receive over $244 billion in cash receipts from sales of dairy products, with each dairy cow generating more than $13,700 in economic impact each year. 
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