Across Kentucky – September 14, 2015

Early and long-lasting spring rains made this a difficult season for a number of Kentucky crops and Montgomery County sweet sorghum grower Danny Townsend says that crop was no exception. Despite that situation, interest among new growers is expanding and their producer association is doing all it can to...

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 – 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...

Across Kentucky – October 9, 2013

Kentucky’s grain production system is primarily on a two-year, three-crop rotation system. Feldhaus and extension agronomist Carrie Knott explain that system for non-farmers and talk about 2013 rain delayed corn planting, which is making harvest later than normal, which will impact winter wheat planting...

Prepare now to speed up wheat planting

BY KATIE PRATT Princeton, Ky. A cool, wet spring and summer has delayed corn harvest for many Kentucky growers this year, which means wheat planting will also be delayed. While it may be several weeks before farmers fire up their wheat drills, they can do several things to make sure they are ready to...

Water damage to homes is major culprit as storm season approaches

Louisville, KY (March 18, 2013) – As the region begins to shed its winter weather conditions and move steadily toward traditional springtime rains, Kentuckians are reminded that strong storms – and the potential for floods – may soon also be on the way. According to the National Weather Service,...