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Across Kentucky - July 31, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 31, 2018

Each year belt buckles are presented to the Round Robin Showmanship winners from each of the three Kentucky Junior Livestock Expos.  Host Alan Watts talks with T.J. Yazell of Paris, KY, who won two of the three belt buckles this year at Morehead State University and Western Kentucky University.

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Across Kentucky - July 30, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 30, 2018

The Kentucky LAND program is connecting agriculture with the manufacturing sector to encourage growth in agriculture related jobs in the state.  Kentucky Department of Agriculture Deputy Executive Director of the Office for Agriculture Marketing and Product Promotion, Tim Hughes, talks about the LAND program, three upcoming meetings, the successes from some previous meetings and how the partnership works.

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Across Kentucky - July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018 Promo
July 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018 Promo

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Across Kentucky - July 27, 2018
July 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 27, 2018

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is utilizing a $100,000 grant this summer to better educate school food service directors across the state about buying from local farmers.  Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, Ryan Quarles, discusses what they are teaching food service directors and how Kentucky farmers working to supply their demands.

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Across Kentucky - July 26, 2018
July 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 26, 2018

The Kentucky Farm Service Agency is continuing to serve farmers across the state with fewer employees as they await the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.  New Kentucky Farm Service Agency Director Brian Lacefield, who was appointed by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in October, discusses his first eight months on the job, Kentucky staffing, the dairy support program and what is on the minds of farmers.

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Across Kentucky - July 25, 2018
July 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 25, 2018

Nineteen Kentucky dairy farmers and more than 100 in the region, who sold milk to Dean Foods, had their contracts terminated June 1.  Among those were Curtis and Carilynn Coombs, who own and operated Jericho Acres in Smithfield, Kentucky.  Carilynn talks about the options they faced and what they are looking at for the future of their farm.

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Across Kentucky - July 24, 2018
July 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 24, 2018

The Hancock County Farm Bureau recently partnered with the U.K. Extension Service to host a seminar aimed at reducing stress on the farm and preventing farmer suicides.  Hancock County Farm Bureau President Joe Hagman discusses stress on the farm, his farming operation, how he handles stress and the joy he receives from still working on the farm each day.

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Across Kentucky - July 23, 2018
July 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 23, 2018

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host the annual Corn, Tobacco and Soybean Field Day on Tuesday, July 24, at the Research and Education Center in Princeton.  Grains Center of Excellence Director, Dr. Chad Lee, previews the field day, the researches that will be presenting and the topics they will cover.

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Across Kentucky Promo - July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018
July 11, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo - July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018

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Across Kentucky - July 20, 2018
July 11, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 20, 2018

The average cost of basic grocery items in Kentucky is continuing to rise slightly.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Communications Director Todd Bright talks about the quarterly Market Basket Survey, what items saw an increase, which items dropped in price and the ones that remained the same.

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