farmers http://wkyufm.org en Comer: Kentucky Farmers, Consumers Feeling the Pinch of Fuel Prices http://wkyufm.org/post/comer-kentucky-farmers-consumers-feeling-pinch-fuel-prices <p>While the high cost of gas hurts most consumers, Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says farmers are especially hard-hit. James Comer says fuel costs impact every part of food production, leaving farmers with little recourse when gas prices spike. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 19:18:58 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio 19878 at http://wkyufm.org Comer: Kentucky Farmers, Consumers Feeling the Pinch of Fuel Prices Tobacco Crops Holding on Despite Dry, Hot Summer http://wkyufm.org/post/tobacco-crops-holding-despite-dry-hot-summer <p>For burley tobacco farmers in Kentucky and Tennessee, an average crop being forecast is a big relief.&nbsp; A few weeks ago, the crop was on the brink of ruin from extreme heat and drought.&nbsp; Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Associated Press 17107 at http://wkyufm.org Tobacco Crops Holding on Despite Dry, Hot Summer