LEXINGTON, KY. – Laura's Lean Beef is the latest Kentucky-based firm to join the commonwealth's official agricultural marketing program called Kentucky Proud.

The Kentucky Proud logo designates products that are grown, raised, and/or processed in Kentucky. Laura's Lean Beef products featuring the Kentucky Proud emblem are available in nearly 150 stores across Kentucky.

“We are pleased to welcome Laura’s Lean Beef to the Kentucky Proud program,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “Laura’s Lean Beef buys millions of dollars’ worth of Kentucky beef a year. That helps Kentucky farmers stay on the farm, which is one of the core missions of Kentucky Proud.”

Laura's Lean Beef began in Lexington almost 30 years ago. The company raises cattle in Kentucky, and also purchases cattle from local ranchers who raise naturally lean and gourmet breeds of cattle without the use of antibiotics or hormones.

“We pride ourselves on collaborating with family farmers to raise naturally lean and gourmet breeds of cattle without the use of antibiotics or hormones,” said Chris Anderson, director of marketing. “The Kentucky Proud partnership proves our commitment to a quality product that is in touch with its roots.”