A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 15 | No. 16
Monday, August 22, 2022
Potentially fatal disease carried by Asian ticks
diagnosed in beef herds in Fleming, Hart counties
"The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Office of the State Veterinarian is working closely with agriculture producers to contain these incidents and protect our herds across the state,” Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles said. "Protecting the health of livestock in the commonwealth is a top priority of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture."
1,508-lb. pumpkin grown in Ky. wins State Fair contest

Commissioner Quarles presented winner Josh Monin from Caneyville with an oversized check for a dollar per pound.
Ag commissioner celebrates
Ky. Double Dollars initiative

Kentuckians on federal SNAP, WIC, and senior nutrition benefits can double their buying power at 47 farmers' markets. 
‘Ag tag’ donations reach $606,223 for 2022

The voluntary donations are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
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Kentucky farm fact

More than 12,000 participants of the Kentucky Double Dollars program redeemed more than $307,000 last year at farmers’ markets, retail locations and fresh stops, and community markets across the state. 
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