A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 13 | No. 5
Friday, March 13, 2020
Quarles serves meals to Harrison County students affected by coronavirus closure

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan F. Quarles visited Harrison County Public Schools on March 12 and assisted in distributing meals to students affected by school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. 
Your 'ag tag' donation benefits your community, our leaders

This year, we hope you consider making a voluntary $10 donation to the Kentucky Ag Tag Fund to invest back in our communities and in our leaders.
Ky. officials join Quarles, serve food at fundraising dinner to fight hunger

State legislators and three other constitutional officers joined Commissioner Quarles March 10 at the Serving Up Solutions dinner in Frankfort.
Quarles honors soybean growers
during Kentucky Soybean Week

"The 2020 season ... happens to be the year that the Kentucky Soybean Association celebrates its 50th anniversary," Commissioner Quarles said.

Kentucky Farm Fact

Kentucky's top 10 agricultural commodities are: No. 1 poultry ($1.3 billion), No. 2 cattle ($1 billion), No. 3 soybeans ($926 million), No. 4 corn ($825 million), No. 5 equine ($466 million), No. 6 tobacco ($351 million), No. 7 milk ($167 million), No. 8 pigs ($128 million), No. 9 hay/other ($128 million), and No. 10 wheat ($113 million).

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