A firm based in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky is hoping more farmers raise sorghum to use in ethanol fuels production in the future. Southeast Biofuels has completed the first phase of a project that resulted in a million gallons of ethanol being produced from two thousand acres of sweet sorghum. It’s a plant that’s similar in appearance to corn, that can grow in a variety of soil types.
Three former executives of a failed livestock firm based in New Albany, Indiana have been sentenced for their roles in swindling Kentucky farmers. Authorities say farmers should receive restitution as part of the sentences.
What a difference a year makes. Last year was the wettest on record across Kentucky going back to 1895. Many areas of the commonwealth that experienced widespread flooding last year are now in drought.
Although many communities in the U.S. have taken steps to curb smoking, Kentucky tobacco growers continue to benefit from export sales. However, the government in New Zealand today is taking some very strong steps to discourage tobacco use.
State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has scheduled visits to six Kentucky schools next week, to promote child nutrition and healthier lunches. Comer says fresh produce from local farms should be on the menus in schools in the bluegrass state.