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It’s Farmers’ Markets Week — support farm families by purchasing fresh produce, following guidelines

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today It’s Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Week Aug. 2-8, and Kentuckians are being urged to support the farm families who bring fresh products to the public each week. 
Farmers’ Markets Week salutes the 167 farmers’ markets in 115 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. At those 167 markets, more than 2,768 vendors are offering products for sale.  
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Quarles warns against use of unsolicited seed packets from China — report immediately

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is sounding the alarm about reports of foreign seeds being shipped unsolicited to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. Kentucky is the fourth state known to receive suspicious packages of seeds that appear to have originated from China. “It is incredibly important that if you receive a package of foreign or unfamiliar seeds, you report it to the Kentucky Department...

Kroger joins Ag Commissioner Quarles, Cattlemen’s Association to announce new all-Kentucky beef

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association leaders, Kroger officials, and farmers to unveil a new all-Kentucky beef product on National Agriculture Day Tuesday. Kentucky Cattlemen’s Ground Beef is sold in 85 Kroger supermarkets across the Commonwealth in one-pound packages and in two-pound packages of four patties each. Ag Commissioner Quarles announces Kentucky...