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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...

Officials confirm that animal killed by Ky. hunter in March was endangered gray wolf

Federal officials recently confirmed that an animal taken by a hunter near Munfordville in Hart County on March 16 is a gray wolf, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services.   A DNA analysis performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Wildlife Research Center in Colorado determined the 73-pound animal was a federally endangered gray wolf with a genetic...