Across Kentucky – November 2, 2015

KCARD, the Ky Center for Ag and Rural Development has two workshops set for this week in Morgan and Barren Counties and one for next week in Perry County. KCARD’s Myrisa Christy says the goal is to “de-mystify” the grant writing process for more Kentucky farmers and ag entrepreneurs so they can compete...

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...

Across Kentucky – September 11, 2015

As a follow-up report to problems that many farmers are facing with wood bees doing real structural damage to their barns, Feldhaus visits with Butler County hobby beekeeper, Jerry Miller. He read about and has successfully built an alternative bee house to attract the insects, prevent them from burrowing...

Across Kentucky – August 21, 2015

Feldhaus files a follow-up report on behind-the-scenes training efforts in the Kentucky Proud program designed to make local farmers more comfortable and effective in making commercial connections with retailers like Kroger.  KDA’s Kristin Branscum says that regional food distributors in the state have...

Across Kentucky – August 20, 2015

It doesn’t get a lot of play in the press but the Ky Ag Finance Corporation’s loan programs are becoming more popular with existing lenders, allowing them to spread risk when help beginning farmers get into or improve their businesses. KAFC’s Bill McCloskey explains that while this is only a loan...

Grain farm incomes expected to drop significantly in 2015

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2015 – Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The latest Agricultural Prices report, released last week by the...

Kentucky producers reminded of nearing deadline to submit nominations for Farm Service Agency County Committees

Lexington, KY- July 31, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 3, 2015, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county...

Commissioner Comer honors Kentucky Farmers’ Markets

Frankfort, Ky. – Kentucky’s farmers’ markets always show their appreciation to their customers, but next week they’ll kick it up a notch. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has proclaimed Aug. 2-8 Farmers’ Market Week in Kentucky. “Farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh fruits and vegetables,...

Want to boost the Ag Sector? Build new pipelines.

By Elaine Kub Agriculture relies on affordable energy to stay competitive. The cost of crude oil and natural gas directly impacts farmers’ ability to maintain a healthy bottom line, driving the costs of necessary expenditures like diesel fuel, irrigation, fertilizer, lubricants and more. In the past five...

A New Market on Main: Pleasureville Farmers Market Grand Opening

The small town of Pleasureville welcomed a big addition to Main Street this past week with the grand opening of the Pleasureville Farmers Market.     The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) team began working with Pleasureville community leaders Susan Schlosnagle, Cheryl Clark,...

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