Lacefield Discusses Trigg County Agriculture Numbers

Agriculture continues to be a mainstay in Kentucky’s economy, especially in the western portion of the state.

Kentucky Farm Services Agency Director Brian Lacefield recently spoke to Cadiz Rotary Club members on the impact agriculture has on Trigg County.

During his presentation, he shared how many farms existed and how big they were 110 years ago versus 7 years ago.

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He adds the number of full-time producers has decreased since 1974.

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Lacefield noted while those numbers decreased, gross receipts and expenses have continued to increase.

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One thing Lacefield and his team work with daily are agriculture loans.

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According to Lacefield, a majority of their loans went directly to farmers.

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Kentucky Farm Services Agency is a part of the United States Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The agency runs an office in Hopkinsville located at 3237 Eagle Way Bypass that serves people in Christian and Trigg counties.

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