Eighth Graders Spend Ag Day at Locust Trace

Ag Day introduces eighth-graders to Locust Trace AgriScience Center by Karla Ward, 10.11.16, Kentucky.com High school for students at Locust Trace AgriScience Center includes much more than solving algebra problems, reading “Romeo and Juliet” and memorizing the periodic table of elements. A day’s work for students at Locust Trace includes everything from caring for pigs […]

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USDA Considers Organic Hemp Certification

USDA opens door to organic certification for industrial hemp Staff Report, 8.30.16, Smileypete.com The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued instructions on August 23 to allow the organic certification of industrial hemp produced in the United States, clearing the way for Kentucky farmers who have been working to prepare themselves for the USDA’s recent move. As […]

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Ashland Has First Hemp Harvest in 130 Years

Ashland celebrates 1st hemp harvest in 130 years Staff Report, 8.30.16, Smileypete.com For the first time in more than 100 years, hemp was harvested at Lexington’s historic Ashland Estate. Under the direction of the Kentucky-based industrial hemp processing company United Hemp Industries, with help from the University of Kentucky Hemp Research team, a 20-by-20-foot plot […]

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Blue Grass Stockyards Officially Under Construction

Blue Grass Stockyards begins construction on Iron Works Pike by Beth Musgrave, 9.2.16, Kentucky.com Less than a year after a devastating fire destroyed the storied Blue Grass Stockyards in Lexington, work has started on a new state-of-the-art building on Iron Works Pike in north Fayette County near the Scott County line. “The entire Blue Grass […]

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Hemp Pilot Programs Continue to Grow with Seed Donations

Kentucky farms, universities get hemp seed distribution from Nevada-based company Staff Report, 05.16.16, BizLex.com CV Sciences Inc., a Nevada-based startup working to produce supplements containing the hemp extract cannabidiol (CBD), has announced the donation of internationally sourced hemp seed to several Kentucky universities and farms. The commonwealth is starting up its third year of hemp pilot […]

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Blue Grass Stockyards

The Board of Adjustment approved Blue Grass Stockyards’ application for a conditional use permit to construct an Agricultural Market on Friday, March 25th. We are proud to support the Stockyards and their plans to rebuild here in Fayette County. Congratulations to all parties involved! We’re excited that Blue Grass Stockyards will be staying in Fayette […]

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Bluegrass Stockyards Letter Editor by Fayette Alliance Board Chairman

Stockyards a true asset by Don Robinson, Fayette Alliance Board Chairman Published 03.04.16, Letter to the Editor, Kentucky.com Time after time, the citizens and leaders of Lexington-Fayette County affirm the uniqueness and beauty of our Bluegrass landscape. In a recent study conducted by the Matrix Group, 76 percent of our population valued this signature landscape […]

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PVA Listens to Citizens’ Concerns at Public Meeting about Farmland Tax Break

Citizens sound off on Fayette PVA’s proposed changes to farmland tax break by Linda Blackford, 03.03.16, Kentucky.com After two hours of questions and comments from citizens Thursday night, Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator David O’Neill said he will consider tweaking new policies he’s proposed to regulate who receives a farmland preservation tax break. “I am […]

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Palumbo Files Bill to Limit Ag Preservation Tax Break to Working Farms

Lawmaker files bill to limit farmland preservation tax break to working farms by John Cheves, 03.01.16, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT A Lexington lawmaker filed a bill Tuesday aimed at stopping land developers and owners of suburban 10-acre estates from receiving Kentucky’s farmland preservation tax break. Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo, a Democrat, called her House Bill 576 “a […]

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Bluegrass Stockyards New Location Revealed: Ironworks Pike by I-75

New Blue Grass Stockyards to go on Ironworks Pike by I-75 by Beth Musgrave & Cheryl Truman, 2.26.16, Kentucky.com Blue Grass Stockyards will rebuild in Lexington on Ironworks Pike adjacent to Interstate 75, city and stockyard officials announced Friday. The announcement had been expected after $540,000 in state tax incentives were approved Thursday by the […]

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