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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 - June 21, 2019
June 13, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 21, 2019

Corn farmers and consumers in Kentucky will all see the benefits of the year-round sale of gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol.  Kentucky Corn and Small Grain Growers Executive Director Laura Knoth says the EPA rule change, that took effect June 1, will help increase the sale of ethanol and ultimately provide a larger market for corn.

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Across Kentucky - June 20, 2019
June 13, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 20, 2019

Although Kentucky farmers have faced challenges with a wet planting season this year, the corn crop is considerably ahead of other states in the corn belt.  Kentucky Corn and Small Grain Growers Executive Director Laura Knoth talks about planting, market issues and other items on the minds of farmers in the state.

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Across Kentucky - June 19, 2019
June 13, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 19, 2019

The Center for Agricultural Hemp is now up and running at the Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture.  Dean Dr. Tony Brannon talks about the Center for Agricultural Hemp, why it was formed, the work that will be done and how it will impact the agricultural hemp industry.

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Across Kentucky - June 18, 2019
June 13, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 18, 2019

The dairy industry in Kentucky is made up of nearly 500 farms and over a half million dairy cows.  Dairy Alliance Senior Manager of Farmer Relations Denise Jones talks about the diversity of the dairy industry, the top producing counties in the state and how people can help dairy farmers every day.

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Across Kentucky - June 17, 2019
June 13, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 17, 2019

June is Dairy Month in Kentucky and across the nation.  Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles discusses Dairy Month, the kickoff celebration at the State Capitol in Frankfort and the impact of the dairy industry in Kentucky.

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Market Closes - June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019
Market Closes - June 12, 2019

After trading generally sideways overnight, CBOT futures rallied soon after markets re-opened at 830 am CDT, and closed steady to sharply higher, led by the soy complex. After opening a bit higher, cattle futures sold off and closed moderately lower.  Lean Hog futures closed lower on weaker pork values and continued uncertainty about US/China trade relations.