A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 15 | No. 21
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Industry representatives to discuss ideas
to alleviate shortage of large animal vets in Ky.
“This shortage is impacting the farmer and could impact our food source in the future,” Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles said. “Without the ability to get the adequate animal care farmers need to keep their herds and flocks healthy, this shortage creates a significant concern for animal welfare. It’s our hope that bringing industry stakeholders together, we can find solutions to the issues at hand and restore the service farmers need.”
Tax credit for farmers selling their land to beginning farmers

Kentucky farmers could get up to 5 percent of the purchase price capped at $25,000 per year, $100,000 lifetime. (CED photo)
Another case of tick-borne cattle disease detected in Ky.

Kentucky's second confirmed case of a protozoon carried by the Asian Longhorned tick was detected in Barren County.
Commissioner asks Ky. farm producers to complete census

"For Kentucky farmers ... this is a chance to be heard and noticed," Commissioner Quarles said.
More agriculture-related headlines in the news
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Kentucky farm fact

Purses at Kentucky’s Thoroughbred racetracks jumped to an all-time high of $134 million in 2021.
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