Content Tagged 'agriculture'

Farmers plant record soybean crop, less corn, USDA says
American farmers have planted less corn in 2014 than in any year since 2010 -- but they have also planted more soybeans than ever, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.
Richie Farmer Items Auction For More Than $21,000
The Department of Agriculture sold 16 knives and 13 rifles Farmer illegally bought as Ag Commissioner Video Video
StrikeForce Initiative Expands to Address Rural Poverty in Four More States
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's StrikeForce Initiave will reach into four additional states, including Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Hemp Bill Stuck In Agriculture Committee
Senate Bill 50 seems to be stuck in the Kentucky House Agriculture and Small Business Committee and some say it may never move forward to the House. Video Video
Richie Farmer Begins His 27-Month Sentence
After being charged with abusing his office as Commissioner of Agriculture, Richie Farmer entered the U.S. Penitentiary-Hazelton Tuesday afternoon to begin his 27-month sentence.
Farmer's Arraignment Changed
Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon.
Worsening Drought Conditions Have Farmers Worried
Lack of rain and above average temperatures are drying out Kentucky's soil...If this pattern persists, crops could seriously suffer. Video Video
Ag Commissioner Gets Audit
Kentucky's new Agriculture Commissioner has asked the state Auditor to audit his department. The concern is over questionable expenditures in the past. Video Video
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