Across Kentucky – January 12, 2016

Dr. Tony Brannon discusses Murray State University’s hosting of the 12th annual Soybean Promotion Day, Jan 19, at the university’s CFSP Center. One feature of the program will be a Georgia farmer who’s broken national yield records in both corn and...

Across Kentucky – November 17, 2015

Feldhaus profiles another of the top three finalists in the Outstanding Young Farm Family contest, Brad and Karen Hines of Hart County. The couple began with purchase of a 113-acre farm at auction in 2005 and has grown that into a 1,350-acre operation, raising beef cattle, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, tobacco...

Across Kentucky – November 11, 2015

A feature report highlighting Scott and Shea Lowe of Calloway County, selected as one of the three finalists in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Family competition. A first generation farmer, Scott started in 2000 leasing two acres to raise dark tobacco on a 50-50 split with a farm neighbor....

Producers have mixed emotions about corn and soybean harvest

It looks like the Kentucky corn harvest may produce record, or very close to state record yields, according to Chad Lee, grain crops specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “We should be close to 170 bushels per acre for the statewide average,” Lee said....

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...

USDA Corn and Soybean Plantings Forecast Increases

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2015 – The Agriculture Department’s Prospective Plantings report indicates that compared to 2014 farmers will plant more acres of soybeans but fewer acres of corn this spring. According to the American Farm Bureau, the USDA raised its estimates on corn and soybean acreage from...

Jack Trumbo named “Farmer of the Year”

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Jack Trumbo, a 64-year farming veteran of Shelby County, was honored as the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 95th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year, KFB recognizes an individual whose efforts not only strengthen...

Kentucky’a Farm Cash Receipts Hit A Record $5.67 Billion In 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky farmers achieved a record $5.67 billion in farm cash receipts in 2013, the National Agricultural Statistics Service announced Tuesday. “These statistics prove that Kentucky’s investments in diversifying and modernizing our agriculture industry and developing our local food...

Across Kentucky – November 21, 2014

The second in a three-part installment featuring, Union County’s Dustin and Tammy White of Union County, one of the top three finalists in Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Family competition. Dustin talks about his role in the nearly 14,000-acre operation, and Tammy discusses how their 2-year-old and...

Across Kentucky – November 13, 2014

A special feature with Pulaski County’s Chris and Rebekah Pierce, on of three finalists in Kentucky’s Outstanding Young Farm Family contest. Their farming operation has grown from about 150 acres to over 3,400 with special emphasis on improving soil quality as the raise canola, corn, soybeans and...

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