A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 16 | No. 2
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Commissioner Quarles to host ‘Serving Up Solutions’ dinner to benefit state’s hungry
Since 2018, the "Serving Up Solutions" benefit dinner has raised more than $100,000. "Even a state such as Kentucky that has a large agricultural base can find its citizens lacking in adequate food sources," Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles said. "As more demands are being placed on charitable feeding agencies, this event will help support these organizations that keep Kentuckians fed."
New UK study could help fight food insecurity

The research, published in Nature Plants, focuses on producing larger crop seeds, allowing farmers to increase grain yields. 
Bracken County farmer wins
national spokesperson award

Bart Hamilton, right, won the forage spokesperson contest at American Forage & Grassland Council's Annual Meeting.
What ever happened
to hemp in Kentucky?

"The No. 1 impediment of hemp in America is the FDA (Food & Drug Administration)," Quarles said. "FDA needs to do their job."
Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky farmers harvest more than 2 million acres of hay each year to feed livestock. 
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