KENTUCKY —  October marks the seventh month since the pandemic started.

Ryan Quarles, Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture has continued to lead his department during the crisis and has been working to develop new incentive and outreach programs to help support local farmers.          

During this In Focus Kentucky segment, Quarles shares why “Agriculture can’t stop for a global pandemic and the schedule revolves around the seasons” and much more.

Quarles also discusses how the U.S Department of Agriculture's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program supports Kentucky agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.