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Getting a Look at Agriculture Outside the US:  Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home

Getting a Look at Agriculture, Outside the US: Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home.

Sometimes, the best way to see more clearly, and perhaps appreciate more, a specific issue that is close to home, is to observe if from a different perspective, in a different place.  

Market Closes - April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
Market Closes - April 18, 2019

Going into the 3-day Easter Weekend, CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed, in most cases. There’s little new for traders to act on and the spec funds already have large short positions in place. Cattle futures closed mostly higher and near the day’s highs. Lean Hog futures closed mixed with the nearby May and June LH contracts posting nice gains

Across Kentucky Promo April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019

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Across Kentucky - April 26, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 26, 2019

Although the agriculture department at Eastern Kentucky University is small, the program is continuing to grow with a new class of students.  Agronomy Professor Dr. John Settimi talks about the program, the growth, why students are getting involved and what he enjoys about teaching agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - April 25, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 25, 2019

The Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the classroom program is helping to teach children across the state the connection between the farm and the food they enjoy from the table.  Executive Director Jennifer Elwell talks about the program, what it teaches and shares a recent success story in Jefferson County.

Across Kentucky - April 24, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 24, 2019

For the first time the Census of Agriculture tracked some new statistics related to veteran and women farmers.  National Agriculture Statistics Service Eastern Mountain Region Director Dave Knoff says he was surprised by the number of veterans and women who operate farming operations across the state.

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Across Kentucky - April 23, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 23, 2019

Although the number of Kentucky farms decreased during the past ten years, Kentucky is still ranked sixth in the nation in the number of farms.  National Agriculture Statistics Service Eastern Mountain Region Director Dave Knoff talks about the number of farms and other interesting statistics from the Census of Ag.

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