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Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is a victory for clean water and clear rules. As farmers, we share the goal of protecting the nation’s water, but the 2015 Waters of the United States rule was unreasonable and unworkable. It made conservation more difficult and created huge liabilities for farmers.

Across Kentucky - July 5, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 5, 2019

Some farmers in Central and Western Kentucky are raising a different type of tobacco that will bring them a premium price at the market.  Christian County Agriculture Extension Agent Matt Futtrell talks about the increase in the amount of wrapper tobacco that is being grown, what the tobacco is used for and why tobacco companies are choosing Kentucky growers.

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Across Kentucky - July 4, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 4, 2019

Farmers who produce hay and rely on cover crops for grazing will have a shorter window for acres included in Preventive Plant because of the wet Spring and flooding.  United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbree talks about when farmers can begin grazing and harvesting hay, and the reason behind the change.

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Across Kentucky - July 3, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 3, 2019

Retiring Kentucky Cooperative Agriculture Extension Agent Association President Greg Comer says he has enjoyed his year leading the organization.  Comer talks about the members, the important role of the Cooperative Extension Service and what he enjoys most about serving as an extension agent.

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Across Kentucky - July 2, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 2, 2019

A Nelson county 4-H member will wear the green jacket during the next year to lead the Kentucky 4-H organization.  New President Gloria Bolin talks about being elected, how she became involved in 4-H and what she hopes to pass along to others during her term.

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Across Kentucky - July 1, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 1, 2019

Murray State University Junior Grace Sink from Trigg County spent a portion of her summer working as an agriculture intern for First District Congressman James Comer.  Sink talks about her experience, what she learned and how the experience will benefit her in her college career at the Hutson School of Agriculture.

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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
June 25, 2019
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.