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Across Kentucky Promo April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019

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Across Kentucky - April 26, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 26, 2019

Although the agriculture department at Eastern Kentucky University is small, the program is continuing to grow with a new class of students.  Agronomy Professor Dr. John Settimi talks about the program, the growth, why students are getting involved and what he enjoys about teaching agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - April 25, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 25, 2019

The Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the classroom program is helping to teach children across the state the connection between the farm and the food they enjoy from the table.  Executive Director Jennifer Elwell talks about the program, what it teaches and shares a recent success story in Jefferson County.

Across Kentucky - April 24, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 24, 2019

For the first time the Census of Agriculture tracked some new statistics related to veteran and women farmers.  National Agriculture Statistics Service Eastern Mountain Region Director Dave Knoff says he was surprised by the number of veterans and women who operate farming operations across the state.

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Across Kentucky - April 23, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 23, 2019

Although the number of Kentucky farms decreased during the past ten years, Kentucky is still ranked sixth in the nation in the number of farms.  National Agriculture Statistics Service Eastern Mountain Region Director Dave Knoff talks about the number of farms and other interesting statistics from the Census of Ag.

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Across Kentucky - April 22, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 22, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler spoke with farmers and state officials during a visit to the state Friday, April 12.  Administrator Wheeler says Kentucky will benefit from clean coal technology regulations and the new Waters of the U.S. rule that will soon be in place.

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Across Kentucky Promo April 15, 2019 - April 19, 2019
April 11, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo April 15, 2019 - April 19, 2019

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Across Kentucky - April 19, 2019
April 11, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 19, 2019

While the United States Department of Agriculture is working to develop regulations for agricultural hemp, the Risk Management Agency is formulating a crop insurance plan to help farmers protect their risk.  Administrator Martin Barbre talks about what is being developed, the challenges and if agricultural hemp is too risky.

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Across Kentucky - April 18, 2019
April 11, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 18, 2019

The agriculture department at Eastern Kentucky University is continuing to grow as a new class of students enroll to obtain a degree in a number of areas.  Eastern Kentucky University Agronomy Professor Dr. John Settimi discusses what programs are offered at the university, the students that are enrolling and what they seem to be interested in.

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Across Kentucky - April 17, 2019
April 11, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 17, 2019

Farmers should observe safety practices all year long on the farm, with the Spring planting season always a dangerous time.  Dale Dobson with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture reminds farmers of some timely safe practices on the farm, the need to have a plan and the importance of taking time to cope with the stresses of farming.