Across Kentucky – April 1, 2016

While the Emerald Ash Borer has invaded a sizeable portion of the state and already done significant damage both woodland owners and home owners with ash trees in their landscapes can fight back. Entomologist Lee Townsend discusses the approaches that might best work for particular situations and suggests...

Across Kentucky – March 31, 2016

Western Kentucky University’s Research Foundation was recently approved by the state ag development board for a $105,000 grant of state funds for software and instrumentation improvements of the Kentucky Mesonet weather monitoring system. Stuart Foster heads up that network and discusses its role here, and...

Across Kentucky – March 30, 2016

The 2015 numbers are in for Farm Credit Mid-America and says its President and CEO, Bill Johnson, there are definite signs of the cyclical nature of farm income. Johnson says despite the year being the low side of that ebb and flow, the farm lender’s numbers have been strong. He also discusses taking a...

Across Kentucky – March 29, 2016

For Kentuckians holding those “farm license plates,” the deadline for their renewal is this Thursday. Renewal time is also perfect for those drivers to make “Ag Tag” donations as their county clerks’ offices. Those donations help fund Kentucky Proud, 4-H, and FFA. Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles and...

Across Kentucky – March 28, 2016

The Eastern Tent Caterpillar is making an early appearance in Kentucky but the good news is, for homeowners, they’re not really that harmful and they’re fairly easy to eliminate in landscapes. UK Entomologist Lee Townsend offers a few tips for hand-to-hand combat with the...

Across Kentucky – March 25, 2016

Dealing with timber theft and beefing up programs to curtail shoddy environmental practices of a few ‘bad actors’ in the logging business; those are just a few of the topics to be taken up at the Ky Forest Industries annual meeting in early April. KFIA, Executive Director, Bob Bauer, discusses a wide...

Across Kentucky – March 24, 2016

Four ‘beginning farmer loan’ approvals were just recently announced by the Ky Ag Finance Corporation, assisting young people in Breckinridge, Green, McLean, and Taylor Counties. KAFC director, Bill McCloskey talks about how this lower cost revenue source, funded by the tobacco settlement, can help...

Across Kentucky – March 23, 2016

Successfully fighting the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) “is an option” for timber owners in Kentucky and now is the time to act. UK Entomologist, Lee Townsend, discusses the “EAB Decision Guide,” available on line, to give home owners and timber managers an assessment plan about the tools, costs, and...

Across Kentucky – March 22, 2016

For many of us it’s time to get those tax returns in; and for Kentucky residents who’ll get a refund this year, that tax form is an excellent opportunity to do a good deed toward helping feed the hungry. Tamara Sandberg is featured, discussing how we can check a box on our return and make a small...

Across Kentucky – March 21, 2016

A report on current legislation backed by the ag community to create a Kentucky Water Resources Board to enhance the quality of water resources available across the state. Featured is Shelby County farmer, John Wills, he recalls the drought of ’83 and its impacts, and who also sees the value in planning...

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