Across Kentucky – July 15, 2015

It will be a slow process but there seems to be increasing interest in canola as Kentucky crop to be used in the corn/soybean/wheat production rotation. Seed researcher, Brian Caldbeck, says progress so far is slow, but that there’s plenty of potential. He says there is a learning curve but farmers here...

Across Kentucky – June 23, 2015

An update on the growing interest in the production of canola in the state. After a processing facility opened this past December, UK extension agronomist, Carrie Knott, says canola production is up to over 10,000 acres here. She says for some growers this might work into a regular part of their grain crop...

USDA Opens Enrollment Period for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Safety-Net Programs

Washington, DC (June 15, 2015) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17, 2015, and will...

February 20, 2015 Legislative Report No. 5 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the 15th legislative day of this 30 day session. There was a very limited legislative schedule due to weather conditions. The House of Representatives did not meet all week and the Senate only convened yesterday and today. When either chamber goes into session is does constitute a legislative...

Across Kentucky – January 13, 2014

A report on crop year 2013 from the soybean producer’s perspective with Hickman County’s Davie Stephens. He discusses the wet weather delays early in the season which did not point to record yields. He also talks about a producer’s perspective on drought-induced higher market prices versus softer...

Three finalists named for 2013 Outstanding Young Farm Family contest

Louisville, KY (September 26, 2013) – Preliminary judging for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2013 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” is now complete and three finalists have been named for this prestigious honor: Shane and Mary Courtney of Shelby County, Jonathan and Jessica Gaskins of Adair County, and...

Across Kentucky – October 26, 2012

A report on some of the significant issues facing Kentucky livestock and forage producers dealing with drought-impacted pastures and hay production, and planning for crop year 2013. Garry Lacefield, UK forage specialist, says all of those and more, will get thorough discussion at the 13th annual Ky Grazing...

FSA Acreage Reporting has New Deadline

Lexington, KY (October 25, 2012) – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Kentucky State Executive Director John W. McCauley reminds producers that crop reporting deadlines for fall barley, fall wheat, other fall-seeded small grains and peaches have changed for the 2013 crop year. The new deadlines...