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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 - July 10, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 10, 2019

Last week we met Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture student Grace Sink, who worked with Congressman James Comer as his agriculture intern this summer.  This week we talk with Grace about what she learned while living in Washington, D.C., and how the experience could influence her future in agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - July 9, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 9, 2019

Kentucky 4-H President Gloria Bolin says he is looking forward to a busy year wearing the green jacket as she leads the organization.  Bolin says her plans for the organization include etiquette training and helping members understand what the important role of agents and leaders in their lives.

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Across Kentucky - July 8, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 8, 2019

A young man from Morgantown will help lead the Kentucky 4-H organization during the next year.  State Vice President Luke Jacobs says he wants to increase awareness about 4-H and help younger members learn about opportunities they have.

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Across Kentucky Promo July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019

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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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