Kentucky Proud Connection 2014

To help Kentuckians age 60 and over, many of whom live on fixed incomes, the 2014 Farm Bill appropriated a $297,388 USDA grant this year for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) to distribute through the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and Kentucky State Fair Board President Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe will announce the results of voting for the 2014 Kentucky Local Food Heroes on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. EDT at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair.

Farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low-interest 2014 loans available through FSA's direct farm ownership program. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30, 2014.