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From yaks to timber, farm and manufacturing share their links

Stories illustrate the diversity of Eastern Kentucky's farm, industry landscape

Eastern Kentucky counties share $2.6 million for agriculture projects

Funds for everything from meat processing to young farmer recruitment.

Applicants sought for state veterinarian position

Application deadline is Sept. 9.

State starts web site for updates on unwanted seeds

Site answers questions, offers mailing addresses to send seeds.

State expects benefits from new trade agreement

New 'NAFTA' takes effect Wednesday.

State takes steps to mimic Dutch agritech success

Indoor agriculture may be wave of the future.

Farm outlets say coronavirus has helped in some ways

Conference discusses links between agriculture,

Ranchers using drones to keep cattle healthy

Each year, millions of cows in the United States die from health problems and it’s costing the cattle industry, but “eyes in the sky” could help ranchers solve the problem.

University of Kentucky launches “Heart-2-Heart” to support healthcare workers

The University of Kentucky Colleges of Nursing and Agriculture, Food, and Environment are launching "Heart-2-Heart," a letter writing campaign to thank and support healthcare workers on the front lines of COVID-19. 

KSU opens application process for agriculture scholarships

Kentucky State University has now opened the application process for $750,000 in USDA 1890 scholarships for students pursuing a career in agriculture.

10 in Pulaski recovered; Price volatility, labor biggest farm concerns

10 coronavirus patients have recovered, extension agent talks farms

Ad campaign promoting farmers markets across Kentucky

Agriculture officials say the ad campaign includes video and radio spots as well as limited TV and print advertising.

Metcalfe County students incubating eggs for local farmer

Metcalfe County High School students in Lynn Hawkins' agriculture class have been incubating chicken eggs for a local farmer.

Kentucky submits its hemp oversight plan to USDA

Kentucky is looking to get a quick start in overseeing hemp's comeback as a legal commodity with an application submitted to federal agriculture officials.

Equine, poultry gains lead Kentucky agriculture in 2018

Agricultural economists say Kentucky's farm cash receipts stayed relatively stable this year, due in part to continued gains in the horse and poultry industries.

USDA approves disaster designation request for farmers in 16 counties

An emergency disaster designation request submitted by Gov. Matt Bevin in support of Kentucky farmers has been approved by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Iowa slaying focuses attention on immigrants in agriculture

The arrest of a Mexican farmworker in the death of an Iowa college student renewed calls to change immigration laws, but it also focused attention on the immigrant workers whose labor is essential to the state’s agricultural industry.

Quarles says voluntary ‘Ag Tag’ donations totaled over $600,000 in 2018

Kentucky farmers made $612,106.42 in voluntary donations to the Ag Tag Program in the 2018 fiscal year ended June 30, the second-highest total in the history of the program, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced.

Celebrating Black Farmers with Special Guests from Black Soil

Special Guests Ashley Smith and Trevor Claiborn stopped by the show today to help us continue to celebrate Black History Month. Their organization, Black Soil, celebrates contributions of Black farmers here in central Kentucky. Check out this segment to learn all about their organization, Black Soil, and visit their website here.

Commissioner Quarles: Check Tax Return Box to Fight Hunger

Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles says that the Hunger Task Force, a group of leaders from agriculture, government, business, education, charitable organizations, and the faith community, will come together with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks to attend the Rally to Stop Hunger in Frankfort.

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