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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 - October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019
Market Closes - October 10, 2019

CBOT closed steady to lower with corn and wheat falling sharply due to bearish estimates in the monthly USDA crop reports. Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed as traders wait to see where fed cattle will trade this week. Lean Hog futures closed lower and near the day’s lows.

Across Kentucky Promo October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019
October 10, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019

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Across Kentucky - October 18, 2019
October 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - October 18, 2019

In Septmber, more than thirty Foreign Agriculture Attaches spent time in Kentucky to learn about agriculture and experience some genuine southern hospitality.  Dr. Joy Javelosa from the Philippines talks about what she hoped to learn, the partnership between the Philippines and the United States and how her country could help ours with a new crop.

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Across Kentucky - October 17, 2019
October 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - October 17, 2019

A Western Kentucky man is sharing his love and passion for big tractors and other equipment with the world on social media.  Jason Hassert talks about Big Tractor Power on You Tube, his own big tractor and his passion for the machines of agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - October 16, 2019
October 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - October 16, 2019

Montgomery County will represent Kentucky in the Southeast Junior Chef Competition next year.  Kentucky Department of Agriculture Food To Schools Program Coordinator Tina Garland talks about the 2019 winners, what they cooked and what they learned at the competition during the Kentucky State Fair. 

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Across Kentucky - October 15, 2019
October 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - October 15, 2019

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says all of Kentucky is feeling the effects of a late summer drought, but central and eastern Kentucky have been hit especially hard.  Commissioner Quarles talks about crops across the state and his preparation for a possible federal drought declaration.