A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 13 | No. 11
Monday, June 15, 2020
In Letcher County, Quarles celebrates
hunger heroes across the state

 Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles, above left, visited Letcher County on June 9 to check in on the status of a Kentucky Hunger Initiative program feeding children with Kentucky-grown fruits and vegetables and to mark the distribution of the 100,000th meal kit in the community.
KDA releases updated dicamba guidance in light of EPA decision

“I am deeply disappointed in the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision, which has led to incredible confusion ... for our agricultural producers,” Quarles said.
Quarles talks to RFD-TV
about mobile meals donation

Commissioner Quarles talked to RFD-TV about a mobile meals distribution donation in Kentucky and a Kentucky State Fair proposal.
KDA to resume youth livestock shows with public health guidelines

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is issuing guidance to allow the operation of youth livestock shows near the end of June.

Kentucky Farm Fact

Kentucky has 165 farmers’ markets in 113 of the state’s 120 counties. Many farmers' market vendors are among the more than 9,000 members of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Proud marketing program.

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