Across Kentucky – February 4, 2016

The Spencer County FFA dairy judging team is set to begin a fund raising effort to send its national FFA championship team to compete in Edinburgh, Scotland. Local coach, FFA advisor, Bland Baird says their goal is $25,000. In the past they’ve received donations of cash, corn, a bull, and a grand father...

Across Kentucky – February 3, 2016

Feldhaus visits with Rip Rippetoe, President and CEO of the Ky State Fair Board, getting a preview on the scope and activities of the National Farm Machinery Show set to run Feb 10-13 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Exhibit space is totally sold out again this year; expected to draw over 300,000 visitors...

Across Kentucky – February 2, 2016

An in-depth feature on the latest quarterly Market Basket Food Price Survey for Kentucky, indicating a significant drop in retail food prices for the last quarter of 2015. Farm Bureau communications director, Todd Bright, says that the latest food price tally dropped 1.8% from the third quarter, and that for...

Across Kentucky – February 1, 2016

A report on one small dairy farm’s investment in a “robotic milker.” It sounds a little futuristic but they’ve been in use for years, and Warren County’s Carl Chaney feels like the new system will significantly increase the efficiency of his operation. The purchase was made possible, he says,...

Across Kentucky – January 29, 2016

Fruit and vegetable growers always have their eyes on winter weather especially as it may impact the survival of the coming season’s apple and peach crops. Feldhaus visits with orchard operator Don Haney of Pulaski County who says last winter’s harsh temperatures wiped out their entire peach crop, but...

Across Kentucky – January 28, 2016

A special report with the unofficial “sweet potato queen of Kentucky,” Morgan County extension agent, Sarah Fannin. For about five years now she’s been involved in a project to explore sweet potato production in her region as an alternative to tobacco. It seems to be going well with dozens of growers...

Across Kentucky – January 27, 2016

A feature report with Graves County farmer, Keith Lowry, who was recently named by Farm Bureau as Kentucky’s Farmer of the Year. Lowry produces over 9,000 acres of crops, has an excavating enterprise and does a little commercial truck hauling. Lowry will represent Kentucky at a similar, multi-state...

Across Kentucky – January 26, 2016

A report with UK Agronomist Carrie Knott on an upcoming small grain disease workshop (Feb 5), and on what small grains are and how they impact consumers. Knott talks about the state’s winter wheat crop which is turned into crackers and cookies, some of them, baked right here in Kentucky at a facility in...

Across Kentucky – January 25, 2016

Feldhaus visits with Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles as he discusses his first few weeks in office, some of his long range plans, and some of the actions he’s already put into place at the Ky Ag Department. Quarles is extremely impressed with the success of the department’s Kentucky Proud program,...

Across Kentucky – January 13, 2016

Kentucky cattle producers will get an update this Friday and Saturday at the Ky Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting in Owensboro, as their new state check-off continues to come on line. Ky Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President, Dave Maples, says efforts to reach consumers with the beef...

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