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Across Kentucky - January 7, 2020
January 2, 2020
Across Kentucky - January 7, 2020

A young man from Garrard County is proud to be sharing the message of agriculture as the winner of the 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest.  Dylan Driskell says he excited to tell the story of agriculture, and is looking forward to participating in the Farm Bureau Congressional Tour in February.

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Across Kentucky - January 6, 2020
January 2, 2020
Across Kentucky - January 6, 2020

A young lady from Spencer County is the 2019 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth female.  In today’s program we meet Madison Goodlet, learn about her reason for participating in the contest at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and hear the message that she wants to share about agriculture.

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Across Kentucky Promo December 30, 2019 - January 3, 2020
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo December 30, 2019 - January 3, 2020

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Across Kentucky - January 3, 2020
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 3, 2020

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host their annual Winter Wheat Meeting next week in the Siemer Milling Conference Center at the new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence in Princeton.  Center Director Dr. Chad Lee says a number of timely topics will be on the agenda for the meeting.

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Across Kentucky - January 2, 2020
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 2, 2020

Fruit and vegetable growers from across the state will gather in Lexington at the Embassy Suites on Newtown Pike next week for the Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference.  Shelby county farmer Matt Gadjzik talks about the conference and highlights some of the topics that will be on the agenda.

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Across Kentucky - January 1, 2020
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 1, 2020

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says he is pleased with legislation approved in 2019 by the Kentucky General Assembly, including revisions to the grain indemnity fund and a fake meat bill.  Quarles told Kentucky Farm Bureau members during their recent meeting he will be advocating for revisions to the tax system that favor agriculture and food safety regulations in 2020.

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Across Kentucky - December 31, 2019
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 31, 2019

USDA Kentucky Rural Development Director Hilda Legg is encouraging more farms and businesses to apply for a grant through the Rural Energy Assistance Program in 2020.  Legg talks about the projects that can qualify and how owners can begin the application process.

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Across Kentucky - December 30, 2019
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 30, 2019

Recently, a number of farmers and rural businesses received nearly a half million dollars in grants through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy Assistance Program.  Kentucky USDA Rural Development Director Hilda Legg talks about the grants and how the recipients plan to use the money.

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Across Kentucky Promo December 23, 2019 - December 27, 2019
December 18, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo December 23, 2019 - December 27, 2019

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Across Kentucky - December 27, 2019
December 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 27, 2019

Weather and low prices affected the meat sector of the livestock industry in 2019.  University of Kentucky Agriculture Economist Dr. Kenny Burdine breaks down the meat industry numbers for poultry, swine and beef cattle in 2019, and says things are expected to improve in 2020 for all three sectors.

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