$2.4 million is approved for Kentucky Beef Network

US - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved Kentucky Beef Network, LLC for $2,474,744 in state funds to continue current programs that increase producer profitability through education, on-farm management, and marketing.
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This proposal was one of the sixty-five projects, totaling $5,553,701 approved at the July meeting of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

Efforts of the Kentucky Beef Network continue in preparing Kentucky producers to cope with the National Animal Identification System and Country of Origin Labeling through development of individual animal ID systems, utilizing Radio Frequency Identification and the KBN Data Management System.

They continue to focus on implementing practical technology and education that enhances cattle marketing and production. The Kentucky Beef Network will also be able to explore new marketing opportunities.

Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Legislature continue to work toward lessening Kentucky’s dependence on tobacco production while revitalizing the farm economy by investing 50 percent of Kentucky's Master Settlement Agreement into the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

To date, Kentucky has invested more than $250 million to an array of county, regional and state projects designed to increase net farm income and create sustainable new farm-based business enterprises. The diversification programs represent more than 3,036 projects that have been funded through Agricultural Development Fund, since the inception of the program in January 2001.

Source: Glasgow Daily Times
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