Kentucky agricultural economy improves; growth needed for grains

"Even though the general agriculture economy may be improving, that's not being felt by grain farmers as they face more projections of below the cost of production prices," said Laura Knoth, KyCorn executive director. "There are few bright spots being predicted for grain prices, especially with a record crop behind us and a trade battle in front of us. KyCorn is continually working on policy issues to help turn it around."

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Jennifer Elwell
The Economic Value of Applying Fall Poultry Litter

Spring application of poultry litter is ideal for maximizing the economic value of poultry litter but faces challenges that include wet soil conditions, lack of time to spread litter near planting, and availability of poultry litter in the spring. Therefore, it is a common practice in Kentucky to apply poultry litter in the fall.

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ResearchJennifer Elwell
Corn Growers Applaud Bill With Proposed Changes to ARC

The following is a statement from National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Skunes and Kentucky Corn Growers Association President Richard Strode regarding the introduction of a bill this week by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D - N.D.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) directing the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to use crop yield data from the Risk Management Agency for yield calculations.

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PolicyJennifer Elwell