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Across Kentucky Promo July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018

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Across Kentucky - August 3, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 3, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau is closely watching the 2018 Farm Bill negotiations in the conference committee that will iron our differences between the United States Senate and House of Representatives.  First Vice-President Eddie Melton talks about the priorities for agriculture, the importance of getting a new farm bill in place and the critical role in the negotiations by Kentucky Congressman James Comer.

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Across Kentucky - August 2, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 2, 2018

Kentucky will have a member of the Congressional Conference Committee that will work to resolve the differences between the Senate and House versions of the 2018 Farm Bill.  Host Alan Watts talks with First District Congressman James Comer about the appointment, the differences between the House and Senate and how soon he thinks a new Farm Bill will be passed by Congress.

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Across Kentucky - August 1, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 1, 2018

The Kentucky Proud Program launched the first Kentucky Proud Wedding Contest this year. Kentucky Department of Agriculture Deputy Executive Director of the Office for Agriculture Marketing and Product Promotion, Tim Hughes, talks with host Alan Watts about the entries, the success of the program and how people can enter the second round of the contest that ends this fall.

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Across Kentucky - July 31, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 31, 2018

Each year belt buckles are presented to the Round Robin Showmanship winners from each of the three Kentucky Junior Livestock Expos.  Host Alan Watts talks with T.J. Yazell of Paris, KY, who won two of the three belt buckles this year at Morehead State University and Western Kentucky University.

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Across Kentucky - July 30, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 30, 2018

The Kentucky LAND program is connecting agriculture with the manufacturing sector to encourage growth in agriculture related jobs in the state.  Kentucky Department of Agriculture Deputy Executive Director of the Office for Agriculture Marketing and Product Promotion, Tim Hughes, talks about the LAND program, three upcoming meetings, the successes from some previous meetings and how the partnership works.

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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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