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Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year on key topics such as farm bill implementation, cell-cultured food products, trade, rural broadband access and rural mental health programs.

KDA Approves More Than 42,000 Acres of Hemp for Planting in 2019
January 22, 2019
KDA Approves More Than 42,000 Acres of Hemp for Planting in 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) approved 1,035 applications to cultivate up to 42,086 acres of industrial hemp in 2019. The KDA also approved 2.9 million square feet of greenhouse space for hemp cultivation. 

January 18, 2019 Legislative Report No. 2 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019 Legislative Report No. 2 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
Across Kentucky Promo January 21, 2019 - January 25, 2019
January 17, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo January 21, 2019 - January 25, 2019

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Across Kentucky - January 25, 2019
January 17, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 25, 2019

The extremely wet year in Kentucky has left crops in the fields in parts of central and eastern Kentucky.  University of Kentucky Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Director Dr. Chad Lee analyzes the 2018 crop, discusses some of the impacts of the wet year and how world demand has affected Kentucky farmers.

 
Across Kentucky - January 24, 2019
January 17, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 24, 2019

Kentucky experienced near record rainfall in 2018, with more than 80 inches recorded at one location in the southeastern part of the state.   State Climatologist Dr. Stuart Foster talks about precipitation totals for 2018, the dry parts of the state, the wettest areas of Bluegrass and the overall precipitation trends.

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Across Kentucky - January 23, 2019
January 17, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 23, 2019

We continue the conversation with Union County farmer Jason Greenwell, who placed 3rd in the National Corn yield contest.  Greenwell talks about marketing the 2018 crops, his options for selling his crops, the importance of the family farm and his son’s roles on the farm.

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