Across Kentucky – May 27, 2015

One in five Americans will likely develop some form of skin cancer this year and a Somerset dermatologist says we can all take action to avoid that with common sense steps to reduce sun exposure.  Featured is Dr. Brian Baker with Dermatology of Southern...

Across Kentucky – April 9, 2015

A feature story on how a Kentucky-based barbecue restaurant group is working with the Chop Shop in Wolfe County to help boost sales of Kentucky Proud products. Rick Thomas, co-owner of Sonny’s Barbecue Restaurants in Somerset, Richmond, Nicholasville, and Corbin, has begun a series of “Kentucky Proud”...

Gov. Beshear expands State Fair Board membership

Frankfort, KY (October 6, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today expanded the membership of the Kentucky State Fair Board from 15 members to 19, adding representation from local tourism and agribusiness. Two nonvoting student members were also added. The Fair Board oversees operations for the Kentucky...

Across Kentucky – July 2, 2014

What do golfers, farmers and water sports enthusiasts have in common? Increased odds for developing skin cancers, and Somerset dermatologist, Dr. Brian Baker, says the disease is at ‘epidemic’ levels. He discusses some “old time” prevention efforts along with new methods, and offers other insights...

Congressional tour . . . .

Coming on the heels of the long-awaited passage of a farm bill, this year’s Congressional Tour had a more positive tone as dozens of KFB members from throughout the state mingled with the state’s delegation. With the new farm bill in place, KFB leaders now are talking about such issues as reforming farm...

Sales top a record $1.14 million at the 2014 Beef Expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beef cattle buyers spent a record $1,141,175 on 448 lots at the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Feb. 28-March 2 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The average of $2,547.27 per head also set a record, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Division of Show and Fair Promotion...

Comer: ‘The state of Kentucky is outstanding’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer hailed a banner year for Kentucky agriculture and laid out a vision of effective government that works with the private sector in his annual State of Kentucky Agriculture address today during the Commodity Luncheon at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s...

Across Kentucky – October 17, 2013

In July the state ag department announced a major Kentucky Proud partnership between Prairie Farms Dairy in Somerset to supply Walmart with the new Udderly Kentucky brand of 100%, all Kentucky milk. This month Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Shoppes have announced they too will buy the Udderly Kentucky brand,...

No bypassing their produce . . . quality and location are good combo for D&F Farms

D&F Farms has developed a loyal following over the course of more than 20 years of selling homegrown produce on the outskirts of Somerset.  So much so, in fact, that production has steadily swelled to where partners Dwight Faulkner and Lloyd Derossett raised 30 acres this season. One factor in this...

Across Kentucky – July 15, 2013

A special report on a Kentucky Proud project involving dairy farmers, the Ky Ag Department, Wal-Mart and Prairie Farms Dairy of Somerset. Kentucky Proud has worked a deal where a major region of Wal-Mart stores have begun selling UdderlyKy milk products and a portion of sales will go back to Kentucky dairy...

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