A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 15 | No. 19
Friday, October 7, 2022
Deadly poultry virus found
in backyard flock in Fayette County
"Bird producers across the state would be wise to take the necessary precautions to protect their flocks as the cases of Avian Influenza have begun to pop up again across the country," Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles said. "We encourage everyone to visit kyagr.com/HPAI for additional information and updates as they come. Protecting the health of livestock and poultry in the commonwealth is a top priority of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.”
Anderson County agritourism venue is friendly, educational

Buckmeadow Farms in Anderson County is one of more than 600 Kentucky agritourism locations buzzing with fall activities.
Local craft beers now on tap
made with Ky. Proud products

“Craft brewers will ... bring consumers the diverse flavors from Kentucky’s farms,” Commissioner Quarles said.
Quarles submits comments to EPA on behalf of farm families

"Scientific consensus and six decades of evidence continue to demonstrate that the current tolerance level is safe," he wrote.
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Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky is home to 75,966 farms. About half of Kentucky's 25.8 million acres is considered farmland.
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