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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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Across Kentucky - July 19, 2018
July 11, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 19, 2018

Steam engine enthusiasts and those curious about the history of mechanized agriculture will be just south of the Kentucky board in Adams, Tennessee, Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, for the annual Tennessee-Kentucky Thresherman’s Show.  Association President, Charlie Bumpus, talks about what people can see, the events taking place and other details.

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Across Kentucky - July 18, 2018
July 11, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 18, 2018

Farm markets and the growing season in Alaska are much different than in Kentucky.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Commodity Specialist, Fran McCall, discusses the recent Certified Roadside Market tour in Alaska, what participants learned and the differences in Alaska and Kentucky products.

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