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Man found dead in road in Rowan County

A Morehead man was found dead in the road Saturday night in the Farmers community of Rowan County, according to the coroner.

Kentucky farmers donated enough produce for 5 million meals in 2019

Officials with the nonprofit organization, Feeding Kentucky, say farmers across the state donated more than 3 million pounds of produce to food banks.

Trade-related relief payments cushion some Kentucky farmers

Agricultural economists say international trade uncertainty looms over Kentucky's farm economy.

3 Ky farmers plead guilty to insurance fraud-related charges

Three Kentucky farmers have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to crop insurance fraud.

Farmers’ loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules

When President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on China that scrambled global grain markets, many U.S. farmers were willing to absorb the financial hit.

Record rain negatively impacting farmers

Several parts of the state are still under flood warnings and advisories through the week, and that's a problem for some Kentucky farmers.

Grant awarded to help Ky. farmers, those hungry

The Kentucky Association of Food Banks was recently awarded a $15,000 grant to help Kentucky farmers recover losses for their unmarketable produce this growing season while helping their neighbors in need.

Firm breaks ground on Kentucky hemp manufacturing facility

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A company has broken ground on a facility to develop and manufacture hemp-based products in Kentucky. State officials say the facility...

Former crop insurance agent sentenced to 5 years for crop insurance fraud

A United States District Judge has sentenced a woman to 5 years in federal prison Tuesday.

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.

UPDATE: Police make arrest in Rowan County shooting

Kentucky State Police accuse Harvey Kissick of shooting two people outside a Rowan County bingo hall Monday night.

Milk crisis to close Dean Foods plant, cost jobs

The milk crisis at Dean Foods is forcing dairy farmers out of business and will eliminate more than 60 jobs at a Kentucky plant.

Kentucky Women in Agriculture host annual conference

Kentucky farms are looking for a few good women.

Kentucky law shields supermarkets to increase food donations

A new Kentucky law will shield entities donating food to nonprofits from liability with the goal of increasing food donations.

Quarles: Kentucky farmers invited to participate in Twitter chat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is inviting farmers and other people who have answered a NASS survey to participate in a social media chat Friday at 1:00 p.m. EDT at #StatChat on Twitter.

Approved Ky. Hemp Acreage Up Nearly 3 Times From A Year Ago

Kentucky farmers plan to produce nearly three times more hemp than a year ago as testing accelerates on its potential as a cash crop.

Southeastern KY Farmers May Be Eligible for Drought Aid

A release from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) says that farmers in 10 southeastern Kentucky counties may be eligible for federal aid under an agricultural disaster declaration issued as a result of the ongoing drought throughout the Commonwealth.

Paul touts crop insurance, immigration reform to farmers

Rand Paul has told Kentucky farm leaders he supports federal crop insurance programs but did not say whether he would support the next federal farm bill if he is re-elected to the U.S. Senate.

Farm cash receipts down in Kentucky

After a period of record cash receipts, Kentucky farmers are feeling the squeeze from lower commodity prices and sluggish exports.

WIC grant will expand access to Farmers’ Market

A departmental grant will increase Lexington mothers' access to famer's markets for fresh fruits and vegetables.

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