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Across Kentucky Promo October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018

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Across Kentucky - October 26, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 26, 2018

Over the past couple of weeks, we met the Ayer family's second and third generation owners of the Hilltop Farm in McLean County.  This week we meet the first generation owner Edward “Bubby” Ayer who talks about the family farm, what he enjoys about it and how the poultry industry impacts McLean County.

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Across Kentucky - October 25, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 25, 2018

Kentucky members of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committe say they are confident a new farm bill will be passed this year by Congress.  United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Congressman James Comer provide an update on the 2018 Farm Bill and what they expect to see in the final version.

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Across Kentucky - October 24, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 24, 2018

A young Kentuckian took the initiative to raise funds to help feed his fellow man through Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles’ Hunger Initiative.  Tamara Sandberg with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks says Nelson Paul from Bourbon county recently raised $7,000 that he proudly presented to her and Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles.

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Across Kentucky - October 23, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 23, 2018

Not only are deer collisions a problem in rural areas of Kentucky, they can also pose a threat in urban areas.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Communications Director Dan Smaldone says as the deer population continues to increase, so do the chances for a collision with deer on roads in the Bluegrass.

Across Kentucky - October 22, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 22, 2018

Deer collisions on Kentucky highways are a problem throughout the year, but the greatest risk comes in the fall and early winter months.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Communications Director Dan Smaldone says drivers need to be on the lookout for deer crossing the roadways this time of year.

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Across Kentucky Promo - October 15, 2018 - October 19, 2018
October 11, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo - October 15, 2018 - October 19, 2018

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Across Kentucky - October 19, 2018
October 11, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 19, 2018

Last week we met a Kentucky young farmer who is finding his place on the family farm in McLean county in the poultry industry.  This week we meet Kyle Ayes father, Keith Ayers and learn about his role on the farm, hear his thoughts about the farming industry and what it means for him to be farming with his son, Kyle, and his father, Edaward “Bubby” Ayers.

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Across Kentucky - October 18, 2018
October 11, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 18, 2018

Kentuckians are responding well to a new round beef product that hit grocery shelves in the Bluegrass state in March.  Katelyn Hawkins with the Kentucky Beef Council talks about Kentucky Cattlemen's Ground Beef, the reception by consumers, how the product is selling and it's expansion across the state.

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Across Kentucky - October 17, 2018
October 11, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 17, 2018

The Kentucky Natural Resource Conservation Service is under the direction of Brunilla Velez, who hails from Rhode Island.  Velez talks about her work in Kentucky, the conservation programs being utilized by farmers in the Bluegrass and some of the highlights of her time here since she began serving as Interim NRCS Director in August.

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