Across Kentucky – April 3, 2015

There’s nothing much better than fresh-picked strawberries and despite the rough winter weather, those berries will be ripe for picking in just over a month. UK extension horticulturist, John Strang, describes a new variety, FlavorFest, which has been in UK trials for about three years now, and is showing...

Across Kentucky – April 2, 2015

With her ‘low tunnels’ and winter vegetable production, Pike County’s Cathy Rehmeyer, survived the “polar vortex” of winter 13/14, but how would her production hold up through this winter’s huge blasts of snow and low temperatures? Feldhaus does a follow-up, learning that there was some minor...

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 27, 2015

There’s a significant USDA farm program deadline coming up this Friday to assist livestock producers who may have suffered weather-related livestock or grazing losses in the past two years. Feldhaus discuses the program provisions with Marcinda Kester with the Kentucky office of the Farm Service...

Across Kentucky – January 12, 2015

Grain farmers have dealt with weaker market prices through much of 2014 and it and making the most of that situation will be topics for presenters at this Friday’s (Jan 16) Ky Commodity Conference in Bowling Green. Larue County’s Ryan Bivens, President of the Ky Soybean Association talks about some of...

How this week’s bitter cold weather can damage Kentucky’s homes and businesses – and how it can be prevented

Louisville, KY (January 6, 2015) – With the region’s low temperatures falling deep into (or below) the single digits this week, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance Companies wants home- and business-owners to be wary of the potential for damage around their property – especially from frozen or burst...

Early cold blast prompts livestock cold stress warning

LEXINGTON, Ky. An early blast of arctic cold has landed in the Bluegrass, and that puts pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready for the assault. “Some locations may even see the livestock cold stress index dip into the emergency category early next week,” said Matt Dixon, agricultural...

Across Kentucky – October 22, 2014

After sustaining tremendous damage from the tornado of 2012 in Morgan County, the State Division of Forestry’s seedling nursery in West Liberty is back on line and ready for orders. The division’s state director, Leah MacSwords, talks about the long road back and about the resource their Morgan and...

Stink bugs entering Kentucky homes

Dropping temperatures force insects to start seeking shelter, which means Kentucky homeowners are already getting some unwanted visitors. While it’s only the first part of October, entomologists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are receiving complaints about...

Morgan County Nursery rebounds from tornado

Another step in Morgan County’s recovery from the devastating March, 2012 tornado came last month with the reopening of the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s Morgan County Nursery. Governor Steve Beshear was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the 50-acre nursery a few miles west of West Liberty. He...

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