KyCorn Vice President Mark Roberts was among hundreds of the nation’s corn farmers earlier this month, as he and other Kentucky leaders represented local interests during the semi-annual Corn Congress in San Antonio. Delegates
listened to committee reports and lobbied to shape National Corn Growers Association
policy that will best serve Kentucky’s corn growers. Primary issues of concern were
the 2018 Farm Bill, trade and ethanol. We would like to thank our leadership for
their time and dedication to our industry. Also in attendance were KyCorn Board
members Richard Strode, Richard Preston, Michael Buckman, and Micah Lester, as
well as KyCorn Promotion Council member Russell Schwenke.
A two-year leadership program focused on crop management. The curriculum is based on localized agronomy, farm management and friendships. Class 4 beings December 2016.
LATEST UK ECONOMIC & POLICY UPDATE
USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS’ PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2017
What is on the horizon for Kentucky farmers in 2017 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey more than 1,800 farmers in the Commonwealth to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. Read more
CROP FORECAST (January)
2016 corn production in Kentucky is estimated at 223 million bushels, down one percent from the November forecast and down one percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 159 bushels per acre, unchanged from the November forecast and down 13 bushels from the 2015 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 1.4 million acres, up 90,000 acres from 2015.
UK Corn, Soybean & Tobacco Field Day
July 27, 2017
CommonGround is about starting a conversation among women who grow food, the women who buy it, and food leaders. It’s a conversation based on personal experience as farmers, but also on science and research.
KyCorn has a number of resources available for educators and supports the Kentucky Agriculture & Environment in the Classroom to develop Kentucky Academic Standards aligned curriculum.
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