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Across Kentucky - March 15, 2018
March 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 15, 2018

Maintaining adequate roads and bridges will continue to be the focus of rural and urban areas of Kentucky, especially with talk of changes in the gasoline tax by the Kentucky General Assembly.  Lincoln County Farmer David Campbell, who chairs the Kentucky Farm Bureau Energy and Transportation Committee, says maintaining the current gas tax formula is critical for rural roads and bridges.

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Across Kentucky - March 14, 2018
March 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 14, 2018

Ground will be broken Thursday for the new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton.  Director Dr. Chad Lee says Thursday will be an exciting day that is being made possible by a number of partners, with the center to server farmers in Kentucky and the southeast region of the United States.

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Across Kentucky - March 13, 2018
March 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 13, 2018

Although the deadline to respond to the Census of Agriculture was in early February, only 40 percent of farmers and landowners have complied.  National Ag Statistics Service Eastern Mountain Region Director David Knopf says farmer still need to respond online or by mail, or they will  receive a phone call from the National Ag Statistics Service.

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Across Kentucky - March 12, 2018
March 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 12, 2018

Congressman Hal Rogers says the new interstate in rural Kentucky is technology and broadband internet service.  The Fifth District Congressman discussed the “New Interstate” with more than 350 Kentucky Farm Bureau members during the Congressional Tour February 24th through the 28th.

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Across Kentucky Promo March 5, 2018-March 9, 2018
March 1, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo March 5, 2018-March 9, 2018

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Across Kentucky - March 9, 2018
March 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 9, 2018

More than 800 Kentucky 4-H members are curing country hams as a part of the Kentucky Country Ham project again this year.  Broadbent B & B Foods owner Ronnie Drennan and host Alan Watts go into the ham house to talk about how the curing process begins and why Drennan and other ham producers are teaching the art of curing hams to 4-H members each year.

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Across Kentucky - March 8, 2018
March 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 8, 2018

United States Senator Rand Paul is continuing to push for legislation that would make the Migrant Farm Labor Program and immigration more favorable for agriculture.  Senator Paul discusses his proposal with host Alan Watts and details how the change he is advocating would help farmers and others who rely on guest workers.

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Across Kentucky - March 7, 2018
March 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 7, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau members will celebrate Food Checkout Day while they are in Frankfort for the annual Legislative Drive In Day at the State Capitol.  Vickie Bryant from Monroe County, who chairs the Kentucky Farm Bureau Women’s Organization, talks with host Alan Watts about the importance of Food Checkout Day and what it means for all Kentuckians.

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Across Kentucky - March 6, 2018
March 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 6, 2018

Farmers want to maintain the current Kentucky tax exemptions that are in place.  Breckinridge County farmer Pat Henderson, who chairs the Kentucky Farm Bureau Tax Committee, discusses the important of the tax exemptions, how a change would affect farmers and the impact of a tax exemption change on communities across the state.

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Across Kentucky - March 5, 2018
March 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 5, 2018

Farm Bureau members from across the state will be in Frankfort Wednesday, March 7, for the Legislative Drive In Day and Food Checkout Day.  Public Affairs Division Director Jeff Harper and Alan Watts talk about the importance of Legislative Drive In, the issues on the minds of farmers and agriculture and the impact of talking with local legislators.

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