A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 16 | No. 8
Friday, April 21, 2023
Kentucky soybean farmer encourages everyone
to include soy in their diet, especially during April
Kentucky soybean farmer Larry Thomas encourages everyone to include soy as part of their diet, but especially in April during National Soy Foods Month. “We hope that people who want or need an alternate protein source choose soy,” said Thomas, the Kentucky Soybean Board chairman who grows the versatile beans in Hardin County. “You’ll find soy in most prepared food products.”
Somerset processor buying
Kentucky-grown soybeans

An expansion enables the plant to process almost 4 million bushels per year into vegetable oil and soybean meal/hulls.
AppleAtcha turns surface mine into Ky.'s largest apple orchard

What was once a surface mine providing valuable coal is now an apple orchard providing valuable produce and more.
Western Ky. University lab leading tech revolution in dairy

Every new technology begins somewhere. And for many of today’s dairy innovations, it’s at WKU’s Smart Holstein Lab.
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Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky Proud celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. The official state agricultural marketing program boasts more than 5,000 members and generates millions of dollars of new income for Kentucky farms and small businesses.
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