USDA39s Farm Service Agency FSA will make changes to the emergency loan program that will help producers obtain the loans earlier in the season This is one of several steps being taken to help farmers cope with the drought of 2012
There are few events in Kentucky that can rival the excitement of the grand champion ham auction explains Mike Tobin Kentucky Farm Bureaus commodity director and ham breakfast event coordinator
In a recent blog entry pertaining to their 4H swine projects the Bergs explained why pigs need to be weighed writing ldquoEvery good farmer needs to know how well their animals are growing If they are not growing then they may be sick or not eating right  so we take time to weigh them My brother rolled the scale down by the pigs and we put one in at a time to see how big they are getting When we brought them home they weighed 4060 lb By the time we got to the fair they weighed over 230 lbrdquo