Horticulture News

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The 2016 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 4 until 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

Preconference activities on Jan. 3 will include tree fruit, small fruit, and vegetable roundtable discussions.

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Kentucky agricultural cash receipts in 2015 are projected to be off 8 percent from last year’s record high, falling to $6 billion—still the third highest on record. On the national front, the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects cash receipts are down 10 percent from 2014. The outlook for 2016 remains depressed.

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