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Kentucky Department of Agriculture to host virtual Community Supported Agriculture Fair Feb. 22-28

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Kentucky Proud brand is once again co-hosting the Virtual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair from Feb. 22-28. Kentucky Proud is partnering with Bluegrass Farm To Table, the Organic Association of Kentucky, the Kentucky Horticulture Council and Edible Kentucky & Southern Indiana magazine to host the event online. “When the COVID-19 pandemic...

The challenge is on! Support local food economy, farm families by taking 10% pledge

If you aren’t too busy trying to keep the resolutions you already made for 2014, maybe you’ll consider adding one more to your list: Make a commitment to support your local food economy and the Kentucky farm families that supply it by spending at least 10 percent of your food purchases this year on Kentucky Proud products.   “If every Kentucky family spent just 10 percent of its...

Ag Commissioner James Comer ending first year in office as it began – full steam ahead

James Comer is nearing the end of his first year as Commissioner of Agriculture. (Photo by Tim Thornberry)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Just one year ago, James Comer was preparing to be sworn in as the state’s new agriculture commissioner after a long campaign.   But Comer, a lifelong farmer and 11-year veteran of Kentucky’s House of Representatives, was no stranger...