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Across Kentucky - January 2, 2018
December 28, 2017
Across Kentucky - January 2, 2018

The Kentucky General Assembly begins the 2018 regular session today at the State Capitol in Frankfort.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Public Affairs Director Jeff Harper talks about the priorities for the 2018 session, the budget negotiations, the importance state pension reform and the results of lower than expected state revenue for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

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Across Kentucky - January 1 2018
December 28, 2017
Across Kentucky - January 1 2018

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host their annual Winter Wheat Meeting at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville.  Grains Center of Excellence Director Dr. Chad Lee discusses the topics that will be covered, the Wheat Science Award and how to register to attend the meeting.

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Across Kentucky Promo December 25, 2017 - December 29, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo December 25, 2017 - December 29, 2017

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Across Kentucky December 29, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky December 29, 2017

Just under five hundred Ky farmers are headed to Nashville next month to attend the 99th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau (Jan 5-10).  Feldhaus visits with Ky Farm Bureau President, Mark Haney, who discusses a few of the national issues that voting delegates will be discussing.

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Across Kentucky December 28, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky December 28, 2017

The “Plate It Up Kentucky Proud” program has been designed by Kentucky Proud and the extension service to encourage the citizen to buy local foods and to eat healthier. One element of that is distribution of recipe cards at farmers markets to encourage smarter eating habits.  Jessica Houlihan on the faculty of UK’s Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition explains how her students help develop recipes for this project.

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Across Kentucky - December 27, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 27, 2017

CRISPR stands for “clustered regularly interspaced palandromic repeats” and it is newly developed technology that can improve success rates in genetic engineering of plants and animals. Dr. Paul Vincelli, UK plant pathology professor, discusses that advancement, and he talks about his work in presenting the science behind the pros and cons of genetic engineering.

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Across Kentucky December 26, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky December 26, 2017

As winter time weather kicks into high gear the need to feed hay to livestock will be increasing, but so too will be scams involving hay purchases.  The Ky Ag Department’s Kim Field discusses what to watch out for and encourages buyers and sellers of hay to get a written contract. 

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Across Kentucky - December 25, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 25, 2017

A guest speaker at the upcoming state annual meetings of the fruit and vegetable grower groups (Jan 8-9) will be Tamara Sandberg with the Ky Association of Food Banks.  She details success of the “farm to food banks” program funded by the Ky Ag Dept and she’ll be encouraging more producers to participate to help feed the hungry. 

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Across Kentucky Promo December 18, 2017 - December 22, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky December 18, 2017 - December 22, 2017

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Across Kentucky - December 22, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 22, 2017

Webster County farmers are being asked to support a farm safety program and buy customized safety signs to be displayed on highways near their fields. Webster County Farm Bureau Women’s Chair, Sharon Edwards, says already about 30 farm families have purchased the signs which include their family name and choice of safety topic. Edwards says other “non-farm” entities in the community have also asked to participate.  

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