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Agricultural development funds awarded to nine projects

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2014) — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, on Friday approved $762,927 for nine agricultural diversification projects during its February board meeting at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

County investments approved included:

Environmental Stewardship
The Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program serves as a measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky producers. Two Deceased Farm Animal Removal Programs were approved for Christian and Hardin counties, totaling $15,000.

On-Farm Investments
The County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) is designed to provide farmers with incentives to allow them to improve and diversify their current production practices in an effort to increase net farm income. CAIP covers a wide variety of on-farm agricultural enterprises in its 10 investment areas, including production, marketing and value-added processing. Five CAIPs were approved by the board totaling $715,042 for Breckinridge, Christian, Ohio, Owsley and Rowan counties.

Shared-Use Equipment
The Shared-use Equipment Program is designed to benefit a high number of producers who cannot justify ownership expenses associated with certain equipment by helping them access technology necessary to improve their operations in an economical manner. Shared-use Equipment was approved by the board for Metcalfe County totaling $32,885.