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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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Across Kentucky - December 26, 2019
December 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 26, 2019

The equine and dairy industries in Kentucky saw some positive numbers in 2019.  University of Kentucky Agriculture Economist Dr. Kenny Burdine discusses the numbers for the equine and dairy industries and predicts where they could be heading in 2020.

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Across Kentucky - December 25, 2019
December 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 25, 2019

Each family across Kentucky celebrates Christmas in their own unique way.  This year we have a Christmas visit with Kentucky Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Drew Graham about what Christmas means to his family and he passes along a message to rural Kentucky.  

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Across Kentucky - December 24, 2019
December 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 24, 2019

The Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville recently tested the blood samples and assisted with other testing of Santa’s reindeer.  Director Dr. Debbie Reed talks about the results and confirms that Santa’s reindeer are ready for their worldwide journey on Christmas Eve.

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

United States Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Bill Northey says sign-up is underway for the latest round of the Conservation Reserve Program.  Secretary Northey details the program and talks about major changes farmers will notice from the previous program.

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