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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.

Grain Crops Update: Exponential Production Increases Seen Over Past Four Decades
September 10, 2019
Grain Crops Update: Exponential Production Increases Seen Over Past Four Decades

There is no doubt that Kentucky’s agricultural industry has changed dramatically over the past several years going from a tobacco-dominant ag economy to one of the most diverse agricultural environments in the country. One area that has seen exponential growth is grain production

Kentucky Farm Bureau Day at the State Fair: A $1 Million Ham Takes Centerstage
September 10, 2019
Kentucky Farm Bureau Day at the State Fair: A $1 Million Ham Takes Centerstage

Another Kentucky State Fair is in the books, and, as usual, it proved to be a great event from the opening Commodity Appreciation Breakfast to the final concert.

President's Column: Water, a Precious Kentucky Resource
September 10, 2019
President's Column:   Water, a Precious Kentucky Resource

As we approach another harvest, it goes without saying, our farm families have faced another tough growing season. We began with too much rainfall and ended with not enough. But, this weather-related scenario has caused hardships before and we do the best we can to face it whenever it may occur.

Across Kentucky - September 9, 2019 - September 13, 2019
September 5, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 9, 2019 - September 13, 2019

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Across Kentucky - September 13, 2019
September 5, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 13, 2019

The University of Kentucky Grain and Forage Center of Excellence at the Research and Education Center in Princeton will officially open with a ribbon cutting Thursday, September 19.  Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles talks about the partnership behind the center and how it will place the U.K. Cooperative Extension Service on a new level.

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Across Kentucky - September 12, 2019
September 5, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 12, 2019

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the city he is leading is appreciative of the farmers that produce the food and fiber that make Louisville a hub for restaurants and tourism.  During the recent Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast at the Kentucky State Fair, Mayor Fischer talked about the partnership and how the city benefits from agriculture.

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