A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 15 | No. 8
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Quarles visits western Kentucky to discuss
tornado relief program with local farmers
"Funds through the Kentucky Agriculture Disaster Relief Program are a way to help affected farmers get back some of what they lost," said Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles, far right. He discussed the program with local farmers at the Ohio County Farm & Garden Center in Hartford, Ky. (Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer photo)
Quarles signs proclamation declaring April as Goat Month

"This month, we salute the diversity goat adds to our state’s agricultural outlook,” said Commissioner Quarles, seated.
Ky. goat farmers provide milk,
fiber for value-added products

A farm near Berea markets mohair from its goats, and a Stanford gift shop sells skin care products, right, made from goat milk.
Ky. Cattlemen’s Ground Beef debuts in northern Ky. Krogers

The Kentucky Proud product is available in 166 Kroger stores, eight JayC food stores, and some foodservice outlets in Kentucky.

Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky ranks first in the nation in burley, fire-cured, and dark-cured tobacco production, and second in overall tobacco production. More than 130 million pounds of burley tobacco is grown in the commonwealth every year.
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