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Vol. 16 | No. 14

Friday, July 21, 2023

New Ky. Proud



Mallory Hudson, front, is crowned Miss Kentucky by her predecessor, Hannah Edelen. During her year of service, Hudson, 21, will serve as the official spokesperson for Kentucky Proud through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Hudson said she is especially excited about this opportunity due to her grandfather being a proud Kentucky farm owner in Edmonson County.

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James Beard Foundation honors Madison County man

Founding Good Foods Co-op in Lexington is just one of many reasons the foundation honored Jim Embry in Chicago.

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Marion County farm wins

Leopold Conservation Award

Don Veatch, right, with his wife Elizabeth, has a passion for sharing his conservation knowledge with others.

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Quarles saddened by passing

of former state Sen. Joe Wright

Joseph “Joe” Richard Wright "was a true champion of agriculture," Kentucky Ag Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles said.

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More agriculture-related headlines in the news

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College students learn farm safety while interning with KDA

KDA's Dobson speaks to Rotarians on farm safety, suicide prevention

Cracker Barrel has been serving Ky. Proud sausage over 40 years

State Rep. McCool: Support local ag, community at farmers' markets

24 Trigg Co. farms, local farmers' market are Kentucky Proud members

Ky. Agricultural Finance Corp. approves more than $3.2 million in loans

Kentucky winter wheat production forecast up 33 percent from 2022

Grain rescue devices presented to Graves County first responders

Kentucky farmer says patience is biggest factor in road safety

McCracken Co.'s Paxton Boldry is American Star finalist in agribusiness

AppHarvest defends cash payouts to executives as part of turnaround

UK specialist urges horse owners to plan for future hay needs now

Bourbon County teenager's two horses help her recover from cancer

Kentucky Equine Survey reveals resilience of state's horse industry

Strawberry fruit bars sold in Ky. may contain undeclared milk allergen

Register now for Ky. Women in Ag Conference Oct. 15-17 in Somerset

Regenerative ag and agroforestry gathering is July 26-29 in Letcher Co.

UK Corn, Soybean, & Tobacco Field Day coming up July 25 in Princeton

Sign up by July 24 for Organic Field Crop Course that is mostly online

And in case you missed it ...

Hundreds of rare Civil War-era coins unearthed by Kentucky farmer

Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky is home to 209,500 horses on 31,000 equine operations, which generated $2.1 billion in equine-related income in 2022. The total value of Kentucky's equine and equine-related assets are estimated at $27.7 billion.

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