Across Kentucky – January 11, 2016

A feature report with Russel Schwenke, President of the Ky Corn Growers Association, who talks about low prices, high yields, and progress in boosting efficiencies with the use or precision agriculture and GPS. Schwenke discusses this Friday’s Ky Commodity Conference in Bowling...

Across Kentucky – January 7, 2016

An update on grain farmer support for the proposed Grain Center for Excellence. Larue County’s Ryan Bivens, on the Ky Soybean Promotion Board, feels the $24 million project envisioned for the Princeton area, will be a wise investment. He says the project should get lots of discussion at the Jan 15, Ky...

Across Kentucky – August 28, 2015

A feature report with the owner/operator of Jackson’s Orchard and Nursery in Bowling Green, Bill Jackson, as this year they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Jackson recalls those early years when “agri-tourism” was just a concept. He explains that the key to success with a roadside market is getting...

Farmers’ markets expand access for low-income Kentucky families

Frankfort, Ky. – Low-income families can use their SNAP benefits to buy fresh, nutritious local foods at more Kentucky farmers’ markets than ever before, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. Up to 225 farmers’ markets and individual producers now use Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) equipment...

Across Kentucky – February 13, 2015

Blueberry production continues to expand acreage in a growing number of south central Kentucky counties. Feldhaus visits with Jeff Essig of Bluegrass Blueberries, a licensed blueberry plant grower and nursery in Bowling Green and Edmonton. Essig talks about acreage expansion and the potential for...

Young Farmer Conference . . .

The two-day event featured workshops, tours of local attractions, guest speakers and plenty of fellowship. Presiding was Alan Hubble of Lincoln County, the new chairman of the young farmer committee. KFB President Mark Haney addressed the group at a luncheon and was quick to note that Kentucky’s young...

KFB Reports – February 2015

In this edition we recap KFB’s participation in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention held in San Diego,...

Across Kentucky – January 12, 2015

Grain farmers have dealt with weaker market prices through much of 2014 and it and making the most of that situation will be topics for presenters at this Friday’s (Jan 16) Ky Commodity Conference in Bowling Green. Larue County’s Ryan Bivens, President of the Ky Soybean Association talks about some of...

Across Kentucky – November 3, 2014

A feature report with Franklin County native, Major Bobby Mayes in the Ky Army National Guard who’ll be guest speaker at this weekend’s Ky State Beekeeper Conference in Bowling Green. Mayes, a beekeeper hobbyist, was part of the guard’s Agribusiness Development Teams that worked with citizens in...

Across Kentucky – October 9, 2014

Kentucky beekeepers are still getting their yield numbers into the Ky Ag Department, but state apiarist, Dr. Tammy Horn, feels like this had been a fairly positive season for honey production. She also discusses some consumer demand trends for honey and an upcoming statewide beekeeper meeting in November in...

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