A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 16 | No. 9
Monday, May 8, 2023
Ky. cattle producers join Commissioner Quarles to celebrate May as Beef Month
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles, seated above, displays a proclamation commemorating May as Beef Month in Kentucky. Joining Commissioner Quarles at his desk were representatives of the Kentucky Beef Council, Kentucky Cattlemen's Association, and the beef industry. 
Former Ky. tobacco farmer
raises Shorthorn beef cattle

Brynn Butler, then 3, bottle fed a calf while helping her father, Jason, raise Shorthorns in Bullitt and Jefferson counties.
Clays for a Cause raises over $270,000 for Hunger Initiative

The Kentucky Farm Bureau event has raised nearly $1.35 million in charitable donations in five years.
Commissioner Quarles celebrates Goat Month in Ky.

Kentucky goat producers and industry stakeholders watch as Commissioner Quarles signs a proclamation in April.
More agriculture-related headlines in the news
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Kentucky farm fact

Beef cattle sales accounted for approximately $1.10 billion in cash receipts to Kentucky producers in 2022 – the first time cash receipts have exceeded $1 billion since 2014 – and gross income of $1.11 billion.
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