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Kentucky Farm Bureau

Kentucky farmers are grappling with continuing challenges in the world agriculture economy. There’s no immediate relief in sight. A review of this year's Kentucky's agricultural production with an eye on 2017 is on the agenda at the state Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention. The convention is underway in Louisville through Saturday. Some 2,000 people are expected to attend. University of Kentucky Agricultural Economist Will Snell said soft demand tied to an ample supply of most...

Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

On 120 acres in Marion, Kentucky, small-scale farmer Joseph Mast is taking an innovative approach to provide for his growing family of nine. Mast belongs to an Amish community and is reluctant when it comes to media. He makes a concession, however, when the conversation involves sustainable farming. “I’ll talk grass any day,” said Mast. Mast is a grass farmer using something called high intensity grazing, also known as rotational grazing. Herds of animals are left to graze on a small area of...

Most of the seven candidates running for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner have one attention getting thing in commonthey support legalizing industrial hemp. WEKUS Ron Smith reports on the growing political support for the once taboo plant.