Taylor County’s economy could get a serious boost if estimates for 2012 farm receipts ring true.
Farm economists predict that, for the first time, Kentucky farm cash receipts will exceed $5 billion. Last year’s receipts totaled $4.4 billion.
Actual numbers aren’t available, but the predictions bode well for Taylor County, says Pat Hardesty, Taylor County extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“This has been a record year as far as receipts,” Hardesty said.