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State allowing more people to get food bank help

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture  is temporarily relaxing income requirements through April 30 to allow more Kentuckians to receive food from food banks.

‘Kentucky Proud’ web site lists takeout options

State Department of Agriculture sets up site to hook consumers up with Kentucky Proud certified businesses, farms.

New grant to provide coolers to food pantries in Kentucky

More than two dozen food pantries in Kentucky are benefiting from a new grant from the state's Department of Agriculture.

State officials discuss Zika threat, response measures at summit

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), renowned experts and response partners gathered in Lexington on Thursday for the 2017 Kentucky Zika Summit.
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Community groups sought to host Kentucky Proud dinners

Kentucky agriculture officials say community organizations are being invited to apply to host Kentucky Proud dinners that showcase local food products.

Dept. of Ag. looks to protect Kentucky from card skimmers at the pump

Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture say they want to help protect consumers from card skimmers when they head in for their next fill-up.
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Pollinator plan seeks to reduce Kentucky’s honeybee losses

Officials say Kentucky's first pollinator protection plan seeks to reduce the state's honeybee losses.
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Chefs collaborate with schools to serve fresh local foods to students

Chefs will educate school food service personnel about incorporating fresh local food on their menus, knife skills, proper handling of fresh foods, menu development....
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USDA funding 23 Kentucky energy projects with $264,000

Kentucky is receiving more than $264,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund 23 applications for improvements in energy efficiency.
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Richie Farmer To Be Arraigned Thursday

The former head of Kentucky's Department of Agriculture was originally scheduled to be arraigned April 30th.

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