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Across Kentucky - February 16, 2017
February 9, 2017
Across Kentucky - February 16, 2017

Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles is encouraging all citizens to help feed the hungry by checking box 33 on their state tax returns.  That action will make a donation to the “Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund” to help produce farmers turn “seconds” into nutritious meals for Kentucky’s less fortunate.  Quarles discusses several items on the department’s legislative agenda for this 2017 General Assembly.

Across Kentucky - February 15, 2017
February 9, 2017
Across Kentucky - February 15, 2017

A report with the administrator of USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, Hubert Hamer, who says that agency, and others, have seen a decline in the response rate to their survey requests throughout the year.  He was making a pitch to farmers at the recent Ky Commodity Conference to be sure and respond to their requests as most often the information they receive is utilized in safety net programs to help farmers.

Across Kentucky - February 14, 2017
February 9, 2017
Across Kentucky - February 13, 2017

A feature report with Kim Rominger, CEO of the United Farm Equipment Dealers Association who sets the scene for farm equipment demand trends for 2017.  He says current economic conditions on the farm have lead to a surplus of quality, and some bargains on low-hour farm equipment that needs to be moved from the pipeline as new models hit the show rooms.

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Across Kentucky - February 13, 2017
February 9, 2017
Across Kentucky - February 14, 2017

Farm Bureau state leadership from Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana will host a farm issues panel this Friday at the National Farm Machinery Show.  Event coordinator Ky Farm Bureau’s Joe Cain says the panel presentation is open to all, and will focus on the upcoming farm bill, international trade, and any issue of interest to those who attend.

Across Kentucky Promotion February 6, 2017 - February 10, 2017
February 2, 2017
Across Kentucky Promotion February 6, 2-17 - February 10, 2017

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Across Kentucky - February 10, 2016
February 2, 2017
Across Kentucky - February 10, 2016

The Kentucky Ag Development Board recently approved a grant of just over a $1 million in state funds for the Ky Dairy Development Council. Feldhaus visits with KDDC Executive Director, Maury Cox, about some of the ongoing programs offering premiums to producers who can achieve program guidelines. He also discusses some upcoming, regional dairy meetings in Bowling Green and Cave City.

Across Kentucky - February 9, 2017
February 2, 2017
Across Kentucky - February 9, 2017

Feldhaus provides part two of a three-part series on the National Farm Machinery Show Feb 15-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.  Equipment dealers association leader, Kim Rominger, talks about some of the latest in technology that can be seen at the show and some of the behind the scenes industry activities that will be underway.

Across Kentucky - February 8, 2017
February 2, 2017
Across Kentucky - February 8, 2017

Sheep and goat numbers in Kentucky have settled out and are providing economic opportunity for a significant number of farmers here.  UK agronomy specialist Tom Keene discusses the production trends and the Small Ruminant Grazing Conference set for Feb 18 in Elizabethtown.

Across Kentucky - February 7, 2017
February 2, 2017
Across Kentucky - February 2, 2017

CEO of the United Equipment Dealers Association, Kim Rominger, offers his perspective on equipment sales trends for 2017 and discusses the factors of 2016 that will be impacting farmer buying patterns. Rominger says this may be the perfect time for farmers looking for some used equipment with very low hours and at good prices.

Across Kentucky - February 6, 2017
February 2, 2017
Across Kentucky - February 1, 2017

The Kentucky Ag Department’s Chief of Staff, Keith Rogers, lays out a few plans ahead for the department as it will be working toward direct export trade with international destinations.  The department will also be at the National Farm Machinery Show discussing details of the state program to protect farmers in the event of grain elevator bankruptcy.