Oh deer! Kentucky’s peak season for deer collisions returns

Louisville, KY (September 30, 2015) – Brace yourselves, Kentucky drivers; the annual three-month increase in roadway encounters, and unfortunate collisions, with white-tailed deer is once again upon us. Deer can certainly be spotted around Kentucky any time of year, but for the next three months their...

Simplified, Harmonized Hazard Communication Standard Now in Effect

If you work with agricultural chemicals or other potentially dangerous materials, including pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, diesel fuel and/or disinfectant products, you should understand the new label requirements and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format. As of June 1 of this year, all chemical...

Regular equipment checks urged to prevent combine engine fires during harvest season

Louisville, KY (September 21, 2015) – As the seasonal harvest of row crops gets into full swing across the state, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) reminds farm workers to keep their combine engines clear and well-maintained before firing them up and heading out to the field. Combine engine fires, while usually...

Motorist alert: Number of slow-moving vehicles on rural roadways increases during fall harvest

Louisville, KY (September 14, 2015) – As harvest season gets underway across Kentucky, there is an increased likelihood that drivers will more frequently encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. The staff of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges motorists to slow down, stay alert and patiently...

Don’t abandon ship – keep boating safety a priority this summer!

Louisville, KY (July 1, 2015) – As many families prepare to enjoy time on Kentucky’s numerous lakes and rivers for the July Fourth holiday and other summertime getaways, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges boaters, swimmers, fishers and skiers to be alert and exercise caution while enjoying their day on the...

Across Kentucky – May 27, 2015

One in five Americans will likely develop some form of skin cancer this year and a Somerset dermatologist says we can all take action to avoid that with common sense steps to reduce sun exposure.  Featured is Dr. Brian Baker with Dermatology of Southern...

Across Kentucky – May 25, 2015

The Memorial Day weekend unofficial kick-off to the summer season means more free time for youth and that means families with ATVs need to properly “fit” the vehicle power and size to the limitations of their youngsters.  University of Kentucky farm safety specialist, Mark Purschwitz, discusses a few of...

Drivers encouraged to share the road with slow-moving vehicles as spring planting season returns

Louisville, KY (March 24, 2015) – Planting season has returned to Kentucky’s farming communities, and with that annual activity there is also an increased likelihood of drivers encountering slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges all motorists to slow down, stay alert...

Risk of flooding and water damage around the home returns with spring storm season

Louisville, KY (March 17, 2015) – With winter finally releasing its icy grip on the region and seasonal warming trends starting to settle in, local weather forecasts are quickly shifting their attention from snow and sleet to thunderstorms and floods. Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges homeowners to evaluate...

Across Kentucky – October 14, 2014

A feature report with Barren County’s Kenny Mattingly owner operator of Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese. He discusses his approach of a combination of traditional and direct-to-consumer marketing, and also encourages other artisan/farmstead cheese makers to take advantage of a food safety workshop, Nov 22, at...

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