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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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Across Kentucky - July 6, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 6, 2017

Buying, processing and successfully marketing “seconds” from Bluegrass area produce farmers; that’s the goal of Food Chain Lex according to Executive Director, Becca Self.  They’ve just procured an ag development grant for a blast freezer to add to their current operation in Lexington with a plan to start buying that produce this fall.

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Across Kentucky - July 5, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 5, 2017

From greening up the front yard to protecting our pollinators the UK Turfgrass Field Day, at their Spindletop Research Farm on July 13, is reaching out to home owners. UK’s Gregg Munshaw says the event is important for professionals to keep up with required educational credits but is also these days drawing a larger number of home owners each year. 

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Across Kentucky - July 4, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 4, 2017

The Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office was recently awarded a sizeable grant for marketing and education purposes.  Industry leader, Sarabeth Parido says that they are planning to develop a Kentucky Fiber Trail to connect end users, crafters, and fiber processors to tell the story of and build demand for natural fiber products.

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Across Kentucky - July 3, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 3, 2017

As we celebrate Independence Day weekend, many of us will be headed to the backyard grill.  Kiah Twisselman with the Ky Beef Council says that burgers are still king for the grill, but she says some very inexpensive options like flank stead are readily available too.  For cooking tips and recipes go to: kybeef.com.

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Across Kentucky Promo - June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo - June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017

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Across Kentucky - June 30, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 30, 2017

Western Kentucky will be center stage for the 2017 total solar eclipse August 21st.  Alan Watts talks with Hopkinsville-Christian County Eclipse Coordinator Brooke Jung about what makes western Kentucky the place to view the rare phenomenon and who will be there to watch it. 

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