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....

Across Kentucky – June 24, 2015

The dairy industry across the country is working to assist in federal programs designed to feed hungry youth during the summer months. Kathy Belcher with the Southeast Dairy Association provides some of the background on the effort which is conducted through local schools...

Ninety-Six high school students to attend KFB’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

Louisville, KY (June 4, 2015) – Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 96 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues. These students, from 62 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 30th annual Institute for Future...

Across Kentucky – May 25, 2015

The Memorial Day weekend unofficial kick-off to the summer season means more free time for youth and that means families with ATVs need to properly “fit” the vehicle power and size to the limitations of their youngsters.  University of Kentucky farm safety specialist, Mark Purschwitz, discusses a few of...

Across Kentucky – May 26, 2014

A feature report on the unofficial kick-off of grilling season: Memorial Day Weekend. The Ky Beef Council’s Caitlin Swartz offers advice on getting your best buy with burgers and steaks, and has a few tips on how to handle them on the...

Across Kentucky – May 23, 2014

By most accounts the Farmers Almanac’s recent winter forecast of a long and harsh winter was fairly on target. Their summer forecast is calling for hot and humid, as we might expect, but they feel this one will be especially ‘toasty.’ The almanac’s managing editor Sandi Duncan talks about their...

Across Kentucky – February 26, 2014

It’s way too early for consumers to begin thinking about a trip to their favorite farmers’ market this season, but many farmer/vendors are already exploring educational opportunities so that they can get certified to offer free samples. Previous survey results indicate consumers want that opportunity and...

Staying afloat with boating safety on Kentucky’s waterways

Louisville, KY (June 27, 2013) – As many Kentuckians get set for a July Fourth holiday spent relaxing on the water, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges boaters, swimmers, fishers and skiers to be keenly aware of their surroundings and exercise caution while enjoying a day on the lake. The Bluegrass State...

Across Kentucky – May 31, 2013

If you live in Casey or Boyle County, you know that Kentucky’s county fair season is now underway. The Ky Ag Department’s Chris Caudill discusses their efforts to support and grow county fairs, and he covers a few of the unusual entertainment offerings that help keep each event ‘very...

Across Kentucky – May 27, 2013

What’s cooking on this Memorial Day weekend? The Ky Beef Council’s Caitlin Swartz thinks it ought to be beef on your back yard grill, and offers several reasons why that’s a smart, healthy choice for this kick-off weekend to the grilling...