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Across Kentucky - December 12, 2017
December 7, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 12, 2017

A report on UK’s projections that 2017 Ky farm cash receipts will total $5.6 billion, which is a 3.5 percent increase from 2016.  Preliminary indications also point to a modest increase in net farm income levels.  Feldhaus visits with UK Ag Economist Will Snell who discusses some of the leading factors impacting their report. 

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Across Kentucky - December 11, 2017
December 7, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 11, 2017

A feature report with Ben and Katie Furnish who were recently selected as Kentucky’s 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family at the Ky Farm Bureau annual meeting. With Ben’s parents they operate more than 2,200 acres of owned or leased land producing stoker steers, burley tobacco, corn, soybeans, wheat, mixed hay, and for the last three years, industrial hemp. 

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Across Kentucky Promo December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017

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Across Kentucky - December 8, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 8, 2017

A major meeting of some four state associations dealing with fruits and vegetables is set for January 8 and 9 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites.  Event coordinator, UK horticulturist John Strang talks about some of the plans and activities on tap for those in attendance.  Some eighty speakers will present during the two-day conference.

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Across Kentucky - December 7, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 7, 2017

Having neighbors come out to cut their own Christmas tree is truly a family affair for Kevin and Rhonda Roberts who operate a certified roadside market with special activities in late summer, fall and the Christmas season.  Kevin Roberts explains they’ve returned from ‘city jobs’ to the family farm to focus on agri-tourism.

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Across Kentucky - December 6, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 6, 2017

A feature story on the new State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, Brian Lacefield.  The new director discusses some of his background in Kentucky ag and finance circles, and explains, in general, FSA’s role in connecting farmers with USDA and farm bill programs and services.

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Across Kentucky - December 5, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 5, 2017

A report on the Beef and Bacon livestock processing facility in McLean County which just a couple of years ago utilized ‘ag development’ grants and loans to open their shop. Just recently they were approved for a grant to help them qualify for USDA inspection which owner, Wesley Spurrier, explains will expand sale opportunities for many farmer/customers utilizing their services. 

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Across Kentucky - December 4, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 4, 2017

Last year the Kentucky “Hunters for the Hungry” program donated some 60,000 to 70,000 pounds of processed venison to feed hungry neighbors.  Ivan Schell, Executive Director of the group says that translates into some 560,000 meal, and he invites Kentucky hunters to increase their donations during the current hunting season. 

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Across Kentucky Promo November 27, 2017 - December 1, 2017
November 22, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo November 27, 2017 - December 1, 2017

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Across Kentucky - December 1, 2017
November 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 1, 2017

A new research project is now underway at UK to upgrade “best management practices” on grain farms.  UK soils specialist Brad Lee says USDA and the Ky Soybean Promotion Board are co-sponsoring the 10-year project to get a better handle on the best way to make sure that soil nutrients stay on farm fields.

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