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Vol. 16 | No. 19

Monday, October 9, 2023

Reid's Orchard celebrating its sesquicentennial

Billy Reid, the fourth-generation owner of Reid's Orchard near Owensboro, checks out his peach crop. The Daviess County agritourism destination is celebrating its 150th anniversary this week. (Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer photo)

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Quarles selected

as next president of KCTCS

Ag Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles said he is "excited to further my public service ... through KCTCS." (Register photo)

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Kentucky winter wheat production up 35% over 2022

This year's record-high yield is estimated at 88 bushels per acre, boosting production to the second-highest on record.

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League of Cities partners with Quarles to pack food boxes

“In every city, county, and community in Kentucky, there are families facing food insecurity," Commissioner Quarles said.

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More agriculture-related headlines in the news

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Pumpkins may be in short supply this fall due to record rainfall in Ky.

Summer flooding and hail affecting corn yields in Daviess County

Louisville's Douglas Loop Farmers' Market named best in Kentucky

Paintsville hosts 59th annual Kentucky Apple Festival

How to build a first-generation Ky, farming operation from the ground up

EKU’s Meadowbrook Farms serves students and community

Former student returns to UK, continues passion for learning agriculture

Agribusiness and Industry Career Fair connects students to employers

Ky. Antique Farm Machinery Association holds 37th annual Farm Festival

Ky. cattleman re-elected treasurer of Red Angus Association of America

Corinne Fetter returns to Ky. Venues as executive director of expositions

UK plant gene study paves the way for agricultural advancements

Farmers adding rocks to their to fields to improve soil health

Indoor farming companies persist as industry sees ups and downs

USDA offers new crop insurance program for controlled environments

Iowa State football players sign NIL deal to promote pork industry

Beef Seedstock Symposium to be Oct. 17, 18 in Lexington, Glasgow

Maple syrup production workshop coming up Oct. 16 in Boone County

Kentucky Women in Ag Conference will be Oct. 15-17 in Somerset

Ky. Ag Leadership Program accepting nominations through Oct. 15

KAFC to meet Oct. 13, KADB Oct. 20 at Franklin County Extension Office

And in case you missed it ...

'World record' 20-pound giant onion is the size of a watermelon

Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky farmers seeded 610,000 acres of winter wheat last fall, up 80,000 acres from 2022. Area harvested for grain totaled 460,000 acres. The other 150,000 acres was used as a cover crop, cut as hay, or chopped for silage.

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