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Kentucky Facing Unprecedented Drought

Kentucky Facing Unprecedented Drought

The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are issuing a Level 2 for 78 counties and a Level 1 drought declaration for 42 counties.

Market Closes - September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019
Market Closes - September 24, 2019

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed with high-range closes in corn and wheat. Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed, with feeder cattle outperforming LC today. Lean Hog futures closed moderately higher, adding to Monday’s price gains.

Market Closes - September 23, 2019
September 23, 2019
Market Closes - September 23, 2019

CBOT futures closed mostly higher, led by the soybean and meal contracts. Live and feeder cattle futures gapped higher at the open, rallied through the day to close near the day’s highs.  Lean Hog futures closed higher to sharply higher as futures rebounded from Friday’s big losses.

Across Kentucky Promo September 23, 2019 - September 27, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo September 23, 2019 - September 27, 2019

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Across Kentucky - September 27, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 27, 2019

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will serve as Vice President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture in the coming year.  Commissioner Quarles talks about being elected to the office, other Kentuckians who hold national offices and what those offices mean for Kentucky.

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Across Kentucky - September 26, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 26, 2019

There is a relatively new disease that is impacting a commonly known tree in Kentucky.  Christian County Horticulture Agent Kelly Jackson talks about what is causing the disease that is affecting Sassafras trees, how to tell if trees have the disease, what causes it and how to get rid of the insect.

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Across Kentucky - September 25, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 25, 2019

Farmers in central Kentucky will have a chance to attend the University of Kentucky Beef Bash Thursday, September 26, at the Oran Little Research Farm in Versailles.  IRM Beef Coordinator Ben Crites talks about the event, what topics will be covered, who will be speaking and other details. 

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