A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 13 | No. 2
Friday, January 31, 2020
Quarles applauds Trump Administration for new Waters Of The United States Rule

“The new Navigable Waters Protection Rule reduces government overreach, upholds the rule of law, and eliminates burdens on farm families," Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles said.
KDA to operate hemp program under 2014 rules for one more year

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will use 2020 to transition from a hemp research pilot program to a commercial hemp program.
Daviess County woman wins
national Excellence in Ag Award

Kirby Green won the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award.
Quarles calls on FDA to end "bureaucratic paralysis"

In a letter, Commissioner Quarles urges FDA to move on hemp regulations and to expand market opportunities.

Kentucky Farm Fact

Kentucky ranked in the top half of total U.S. agricultural exports in 2017 valued at more than $2.1 billion. The Commonwealth’s top export was soybeans worth $479 million. #KyAg365

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