Farm programs OK'd for Boyle, Mercer
Farmers in Boyle and Mercer counties will get a portion of the $1.6 million approved Friday for agricultural diversification by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board in Frankfort.
The Agricultural Diversification program is designed to assist in the transition into 11 new areas of agriculture, including dairy, aquaculture, and horticulture.
County agricultural diversification programs approved for the two counties include $15,450 for Boyle County and $25,500 for Mercer County.
Boyle County also got $61,800 for forage improvement programs and $30,900 for cattle handling programs.
Mercer County also got $82,500 for the hay, straw and commodity storage programs which allow producers to increase quality and marketability of products to improve overall farm income.