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Quarles in communication with farm credit system leaders, says they want to help during pandemic

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is joining Central Kentucky Ag Credit, River Valley Ag Credit, and Farm Credit Mid-America to assure Kentucky farm families that the state’s farm credit associations are ready to assist farmers during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. “Many Kentucky farm families are concerned about their financial situation given the coronavirus pandemic,”...

Quarles encourages Kentucky farmers to submit Leopold Conservation Award nominations by April 1

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is encouraging Kentucky farm families to consider submitting nominations for the Leopold Conservation Award by April 1. “Kentucky agriculture has a long history of being responsible with the earth’s natural resources,” Quarles said. “The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes a Kentucky farmer or forester who is a great steward of the land. The Kentucky...

Kentucky Proud launches statewide 2019 holiday ad campaign to showcase Kentucky farm products

Kentucky consumers are reminded that “the freshest gift ideas come from Kentucky farms” in the 2019 Kentucky Proud holiday advertising campaign that will launch statewide next week. “Kentucky Proud products make unique, thoughtful gifts from the Commonwealth we all love,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Buying Kentucky Proud also helps support Kentucky farm families and small...