KDA proposes legislation to help feed the hungry

  Proposals would double tax credit for donated food, strengthen liability protections For Immediate Release Monday, January 30, 2017For more information contact: Angela Blank(502) 573-0450 FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has come forward with legislation to help businesses and .individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians. …

Seminars to provide information on Kentucky’s hemp industry

  Below and attached you will find details for a series of hemp seminars to be held across the state.  The seminars are a collaborative effort of the UK Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation, Kentucky Hemp Industries Association and Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  I highly recommend that participants in our Industrial Hemp Research …

Kentucky approves 12,800 acres for hemp planting in 2017, tripling the previous year’s figures

Growers must pass background check WCPO Staff 6:46 AM, Jan 6, 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly tripling the number of acres that were approved for …

Denied hemp growers claim they were unfairly excluded

Jackson French Jul 15, 2016   AAcross Kentucky, people who have been denied permission to grow hemp have accused former Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer of refusing applications for political reasons – an allegation Comer has rejected. David Barhorst, owner of Kentucky Hemp Ventures Inc., who said he was denied a memorandum of understanding to …

KDA seeks applications for specialty crop projects

    For Immediate Release Thursday, March 3, 2016For more information contact: Angela Blank(502) 573-0450 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that farmers and other eligible applicants in Kentucky may seek funding from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for producing and marketing “specialty crops.” Specialty crops are defined by the U.S. Department of …