Kentucky agriculture http://wkyufm.org en Despite Drought, Net Farm Income Should be Strong http://wkyufm.org/post/despite-drought-net-farm-income-should-be-strong <p>University of Kentucky Agricultural Economist Will Snell says a rise in commodity prices and increasing indemnity payments will result in higher net farm income than many would have expected this year. Speaking to the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture in Lexington, Snell pointed to USDA projections that net farm income this year will reach its highest level in 42 years.</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:36:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 19200 at http://wkyufm.org Despite Drought, Net Farm Income Should be Strong Kentucky Program Aims to Help Children Grow Gardens http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-program-aims-help-children-grow-gardens <p>The Kentucky Department of Agriculture usually deals with bigger farmers but has joined with the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy to work with some younger potential growers. First lady Jane Beshear and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer have launched a program to show young people how they can plant their own gardens and grow food, even on a patio. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:55:56 +0000 Associated Press 18261 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Program Aims to Help Children Grow Gardens Ongoing Heat Bad News for Commonwealth's Corn Crop http://wkyufm.org/post/ongoing-heat-bad-news-commonwealths-corn-crop <p>Kentucky&#39;s corn crop took a sharp turn for the worse during last week&#39;s record-breaking heat, and nearly half the crop is in poor condition as a drought lingers in some key producing areas. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:18:00 +0000 Associated Press 15068 at http://wkyufm.org Ongoing Heat Bad News for Commonwealth's Corn Crop