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Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

As much as farm families love what they do, there is a tremendous amount of stress that can come along with any farming operation, big or small; in good economic times or financial downturns.

Across Kentucky - May 21, 2019
May 16, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 21, 2019

The Kentucky Natural Resource Conservation Service is welcoming new state director Greg Stone.  Host Alan Watts talks with Stone about his background, what he plans to do to help Kentucky farmers in their conservation efforts and other details.

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Across Kentucky - May 20, 2019
May 16, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 20, 2019

Kentucky voters head to the polls Tuesday to select a number of statewide candidates who will run for office in the November General Election.  Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says it is important for people to know the issues and the candidates, and to go vote.

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Forestry Industry Provides Value-Added Opportunities
May 9, 2019
Forestry Industry Provides Value-Added Opportunities

When thinking of Kentucky agriculture, many crops could come to mind including corn, soybeans, wheat, and tobacco, to name a few.  But timber may not often be thought of as a crop. 

Kentucky Hemp Forum: State and national leaders discuss the possibilities of this "new" crop
May 9, 2019
Kentucky Hemp Forum:  State and national leaders discuss the possibilities of this "new" crop

The 2014 Farm Bill paved the way for hemp production on a research level in this country after a long hiatus partially due to its placement on the Controlled Substance list in 1970. The 2018 Farm Bill took away legal obstacles, allowing it to once again become an agricultural commodity. 

EPA Administrator Visits with State Ag Leaders and Producers
May 9, 2019
EPA Administrator Visits with State Ag Leaders and Producers

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler paid a visit to Kentucky last month to discuss a number of agriculture-related topics and to hear from farmers and industry representatives.

Across Kentucky May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019
May 9, 2019
Across Kentucky May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

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