More than $2 million have been directed to research projects aimed at increasing profitability for Kentucky's small grain farmers.
We are dedicated to strengthening existing markets and finding new markets for Kentucky's small grain farmers.
KySGGA supports a number of farmer education initiatives and events, as well as directs farmers to the latest production information.
Promoting the benefits of small grains is the first step in developing strong markets. This is accomplished through consumer and classroom programs.
The USDA released the results from the 2012 Ag Census this spring. We made note of the farms and acres devoted to small grain production in the Commonwealth. While the Kentucky Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Office regularly keeps data on wheat produced within the Commonwealth, the 5-year census is the only document that reports on lesser small grains.
Winter wheat seeded by Kentucky farmers in the fall of 2013 totaled 630,000 acres, down 70,000 acres from previous year. Harvest began in June, and 37.1 million bushels are expected. The average yield is expected to be 70.0 bu/A. In 2013, a record 45.8 million bushels of wheat were produced, valuing more than $302 million. Source: Kentucky Field Office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service
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