Across Kentucky – January 26, 2016

A report with UK Agronomist Carrie Knott on an upcoming small grain disease workshop (Feb 5), and on what small grains are and how they impact consumers. Knott talks about the state’s winter wheat crop which is turned into crackers and cookies, some of them, baked right here in Kentucky at a facility in...

Across Kentucky – September 4, 2015

“Déjà vu all over again,” is the short version of the Farmers’ Almanac winter forecast for Kentucky. Feldhaus visits with almanac editor, Pete Geiger, about the 199th edition of this “guide to better living,” complete with gardening tips, a “must have” for your car’s glove compartment, and...

Across Kentucky – May 15, 2015

We discuss the beautiful yellow fields of Canola, the growth of the winter cover crop in Kentucky and how it is processed. Robert Davis with Hart Agstrong also discusses the new Canola processing facility in Todd County and possible expansion plans for the...

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 – March 18, 2015

Kentucky’s rough winter, especially harsh temperatures, have taken a toll on some of the potential of the state’s fruit crops. Extension horticulturist, John Strang, takes a look at damage to peaches among several crops. As the growing season rolls around, he recommends consumer call ahead to their...

State urges propane customers to plan now for winter

FRANKFORT, KY (September 22, 2014) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) and Kentucky’s propane industry are taking proactive steps to ensure that adequate propane supplies are available to meet the needs of Kentuckians this coming winter. “The most effective short-term actions...

Across Kentucky – September 8, 2014

A feature report with the “Farmers’ Almanac” 2015 winter forecast. Feldhaus chats with publication editor Pete Geiger about their “spot on” forecast for 2014, including a Super Bowl weekend snow storm that brought New Jersey to a stand still. On this winter’s outlook, Feldhaus notes, the almanac...

Lessons learned from a winter of discontent

PRINCETON, Ky. Kentucky cattle producers are finally getting some relief from the especially long, cold and wet winter. “Shakespeare must have been thinking about caring for beef cattle this past winter when he coined those words about a ‘winter of discontent,’” said Roy Burris, University of...

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 – May 22, 2014

With winter weather difficulties delaying the end of school for many counties across the state, you’d think the last thing a teacher would be thinking about is a professional improvement workshop in June. But says a multi-year veteran of the Farm Bureau’s Summer Teachers’ Workshops, these regional...

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