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Across Kentucky - July 18, 2017
July 13, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 18, 2017

A major grant has been approved for a permanent farmers’ market pavilion to be built in downtown Mt. Sterling to give those farmers a new home and to introduce more local citizens to eating fresh, locally grown produce.  Mt. Sterling mayor, Gary Williamson, is featured.

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Across Kentucky - July 17, 2017
July 13, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 17, 2017

“The bees are biting back,” and we’re going to spread that trait to bee hives across Kentucky to stop the loss of hives from the varroa mite; that’s the intent of Dorothey Morgan, President of the Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders Association. A new trait “mite biting” trait has emerged among some hives and efforts are underway to spread that to hives throughout Kentucky.

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Across Kentucky Promo July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
July 6, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017

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Across Kentucky - July 14, 2017
July 6, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 14, 2017

The Henderson County fair board has received and ag development grant for a major expansion of their livestock pavilion.  Board president, Valerie Gentry, is featured talking about the popularity of youth livestock programs in the community, their impact on participating youngsters, and the time frame for the new addition.

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Across Kentucky - July 13, 2017
July 6, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 13, 2017

A new poultry education center is on the drawing board for Davies County. Poultry farmer, Daniel Hayden of Philpot, says it will consist of a new building on his farm to explain their operation, and it will feature a “glassed-in” viewing area in one of his poultry houses so visitors can see first hand the day-to-day activities.

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Across Kentucky - July 12, 2017
July 6, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 12, 2017

After five years of planning Summit Meats of Pulaski County has just finished its first year in operation.  In this first of a two-part report, owner Kyle Turpin, talks about the facilities impact on livestock farmers in the region. Turpin also credits their success to help from the Ky Center for Ag and Rural Development and to financial help from the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy.

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Across Kentucky - July 11, 2017
July 6, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 11, 2017

A report on a new pest that’s threatening Kentucky’s growing sweet sorghum crop. Comments with Danny Townsend of Montgomery County, president of the Sweet Sorghum Producers and Processors Association, discussing the sugar cane aphid that is blowing in on winds from southern states.

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Across Kentucky - July 10, 2017
July 6, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 10, 2017

Kentucky’s new “Food Immunity Bill” has become law and now gone into effect, and Tamara Sandberg with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks says the measure will go far in freeing up more food donations for hungry Kentuckians.  The measure provides legal protection for retailers and farmers who make donations of food available. 

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Across Kentucky Promo July 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo July 3, 2017 - July 4, 2017

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Across Kentucky - July 7, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 7, 2017

Next week the UK College of Ag Emergency Management Systems group will be hosting a virtual natural disaster exercise with similar groups from across the country.  They’ll be developing procedures and systems to better coordinate the handling of animals and livestock during natural disasters.  Andrea Higdon in UK emergency management says the exercises will take place July 11-12 and again July 13-14.       

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