Ag commissioner praises signing of new agreement to resume live equine exports to China

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles praised the resumption of live equine exports to China at a signing ceremony in Beijing Monday. The agreement, signed by United States Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and Minister Zhi Shuping of the People’s Republic of China, clears the way for the importation of all breeds of U.S. horses, including high-quality Thoroughbred racing horses, to China, where...

No rest for weary farmers during cold winter months; conservation programs offer support

Henry County farmer Brad Steverson keeps busy rotating his herd of cattle during the colder months. (Photo from USDA)   By Christy Morgan Special to KyForward   Many people think farmers get to take some time off during the winter, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. For livestock farmers like Kentuckian Brad Steverson, winter months bring significant challenges.   When...