Across Kentucky – September 24, 2015

This is National Farm Safety and Health Week across the country and safety officials say with harvest pressures upon farmers these days, it couldn’t come at a more opportune time. UK safety specialist Mark Purschwitz, talks about putting safety on the farm chore “to do” list, and about highway safety...

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...

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 – April 7, 2015

Planting season is here and more than ever across the state farmers may be out on the highways moving large pieces of equipment from farm to farm. UK farm safety specialist, Mark Purschwitz has a few thoughts on how farmers and motorists can take actions to reduce the chances for car/farm equipment...

Taxing issue . . . Farmers frustrated over equipment deduction flap

One of the most popular provisions in the federal tax code keeps getting snagged in Congressional wrangling over broader tax policies. That’s not sitting well with the farmers and small business operators who benefit from Section 179, which allows a deduction on the purchase of equipment. KFB Director...

Across Kentucky – February 12, 2015

It started over 50 years ago in Lexington as a demonstration for farmers in using electricity on the farm. After some additions and tweaks, it moved to Louisville and became the nation’s largest farm equipment show. Carl King, a UK ag school student back then, now retired from the UK ag college staff,...

Across Kentucky – February 6, 2015

Feldhaus visits with Wayne Hunt, President of H & R Agri-Power headquartered in Hopkinsville, with 14 stores in Kentucky and four other states. Hunt discusses the trends in used and new equipment for 2015, borrowing costs for equipment, and what he feels is the premier equipment show in the nation, the...

Across Kentucky – February 4, 2015

A report with “Rip” Rippetoe, President and CEO of the Ky State Fair Board on some of the numbers and impact of the National Farm Machinery Show opening next Wednesday in Louisville. The event is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will completely fill the 1.2 million feet of exhibition space drawing...

Across Kentucky – February 13, 2014

Feldhaus has a special report with the Senior V.P. for Agribusiness at Farm Credit Mid-America, Keith Lane, who talks about some of the equipment buying trends in a typical year, that might surprise you. He says based on their equipment loan volume, December and January are actually the two top months for...

Across Kentucky – September 30, 2013

“See and be seen,” is the advice of UK safety specialist, Mark Purschwitz, to farmers moving equipment out on the highway. He discusses some solutions to various situations facing farmers that will make sure that approaching motorists are fully aware of the dangers in...

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