Beshears host 'Kentucky Proud' dinner

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Posted on July 27, 2009 at 5:35 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 15 at 3:50 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Gov. Steve Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to use local food products in their daily lives for 30 days.

Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear hosted a Kentucky Proud dinner at the Governor's Mansion last week in Frankfort for more than 70 health care, local and state officials. Kentucky Proud is a marketing program aimed at promoting local products.

Mrs. Beshear says buying local foods helps promote health living.

According to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Proud participating retailers sold more than $100 million in food and agricultural products last year.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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