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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.

Across Kentucky - September 24, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 24, 2019

The latest United States Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity Survey shows a decrease in hunger in the Kentucky during the past three years.  Tamara Sandburg with Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland says, although there was a decrease, the number of hungry people in the state is still too high.  

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Across Kentucky - September 23, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 23, 2019

The University of Kentucky’s final Kentucky Agricultural Training School this Thursday at the Research and Education Center in Princeton will focus on what to do after the harvest.  Extension Agronomist Dr. Edwin Richey says the event at Princeton will focus on whether to plant cover crops, post season herbicide carryover and preparing the storage bins.

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Market Closes - September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019
Market Closes - September 17, 2019

The major CBOT futures contracts closed lower with some volatility at the close. Cattle futures closed strongly higher in the upper end of the day’s trading range.  Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower with the December LH ending down the daily $3.00 limit (expands to $4.50 tomorrow).

Market Closes - September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019
Market Closes - September 12, 2019

CBOT futures closed strongly higher and at/near the day’s highs, supported by positive news in US/China trade negotiations and technical short-covering by the speculators.   Cattle futures closed higher but generally took a break after strong price gains on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Even as pork values fell sharply, lean hog futures soared $3.00 higher to limit-up levels.

Across Kentucky Promo September 16, 2019 - September 20, 2019
September 12, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo  September 16, 2019 - September 20, 2019

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Across Kentucky - September 20, 2019
September 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 20, 2019

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development has a mission of helping farmers and agribusiness operate and grow their farms and businesses.  Business Development Assistant Kelley Padgett talks about KCARD, what the organization does and some of the services offered to farmers and agribusiness owners.

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