A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 13 | No. 12
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
KDDC partners with dairy processors
to give away milk in celebration of Dairy Month

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles, second from right, joined Kentucky Dairy Development Council (KDDC) Executive Director and dairy farmer H.H. Barlow, far right, and a group of volunteers to give away gallons of Borden milk to celebrate Dairy Month on June 24 in Glasgow. KDDC held six giveaways in different cities and towns throughout the state in June, with more coming in July and August.
Quarles challenges executive orders alongside Ky. agritourism business

Commissioner Quarles sued to declare that Gov. Andy Beshear's executive orders violate Kentucky's Administrative Procedures Act and state constitution.
Two Kentucky farm leaders
appointed to EPA committee

Sharon Furches and Davie Stephens were appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee.
Quarles: Coronavirus makes clear
the need for rural broadband

"If we do not attack this problem ... we will be woefully unprepared to compete with ... China or India down the road," Commissioner Quarles warned.

Kentucky Farm Fact

Kentucky has 42,946 female farmers, 35,433 new farmers, and 13,000 military veteran farmers.

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