New agriculture programs have potential to help veterans
The Kentucky commissioner of agriculture hopes that two newly launched programs will help Kentucky veterans and farmers. While local veteran farmers support the concept, they see some obstacles that will have to be overcome.
Rising feed cost seen driving milk production down
U.S. milk production is headed for the biggest contraction in 12 years as a drought-fueled surge in feed costs drives more cows to slaughter.
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Slate: Changes in both individual thinking, structure needed to fix American food system
A few years ago, the chef and organic pioneer Alice Waters did a spin on "60 Minutes" that managed to showcase exactly why foodies get branded as elitist. "Some people want to buy Nikes, two pairs," she said in a casual moment at a farmers' market. "And some people want to eat Bronx grapes and nourish themselves."
Chamber visits cattle farm
A local beef cattle farmer had the chance to show off his farm operation recently when a group from the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce chose his farm as their quarterly agribusiness visit.
Community shares gardens
The auditorium of the Barren County Cooperative Extension Service was crowded with flowers, vegetables, house plants and seeds Saturday afternoon as garden enthusiasts and other member of the community gathered for the first Plant and Seed Swap through the extension office.
Auction competition draws crowd
Farmers Livestock Market of Glasgow hosted an overflow crowd Monday as people from across the country flocked to the stockyard for the first quarterfinal round of the 2012 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.
Farm Bureau works for farmers
The Barren County Farm Bureau Federation met Saturday night at the Trojan Academy for its annual meeting, to review the past year and form a consensus on agriculture policy resolutions the group will push to the state level.
Japanese student embraces local culture
A Barren County family is spending a month sharing their American culture with a Japanese foreign exchange student through a 4-H-based program.
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