Harvest Season Is Here; Slowing Moving Equipment Hit Indiana Roads

Harvest Season Is Here; Slowing Moving Equipment Hit Indiana Roads

Indiana State Department of Agriculture is offering tips to motorists who encounter slowing moving equipment. Shutterstock photo. (INDIANAPOLIS) – Harvest season is here and for some that means visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, but we want to remind motorists that harvest season also means farmers will begin harvesting this year’s corn and soybean crops. […]

Meet the Black Farmers Making Agritourism the Next Big Thing in Travel

Meet the Black Farmers Making Agritourism the Next Big Thing in Travel

In a state best-known for bluegrass music and horse racing, Kentucky’s Black farmers are putting their lands on the list of can’t-miss destinations. “We’re world-renowned for our equine and horse-racing history,” says Ashley Smith, co-founder and COO of Black Soil KY, of Kentucky. But the agricultural use of the state’s rolling, green hills? Not so […]

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles hosts Restaurant Roundtable in London

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles hosts Restaurant Roundtable in London

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) – Local Restaurant owners and farmers met with Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted business and farming. ”Culinary programs, Pro-Start is huge, but we need more schools in Pro-Start,” said farmer and restaurant owner Kristin Smith. “What we need help with, Mr. Quarles is getting lamb into restaurants,” […]

House Ag Committee To Prioritize Plight of Black Farmers

House Ag Committee To Prioritize Plight of Black Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forty-year-old Travis Cleaver works as a full-time train conductor to pay the bills, but his real passion is farming. What You Need To Know The American Rescue Plan included about $5 billion in debt relief and other assistance for farmers Black farmers make up less than 2% of all U.S. farmers Travis Cleaver […]