Kentucky agriculture

Kentucky Farm Incomes Rebound From 2016 Levels

Nov 30, 2017
UK Now

Kentucky's farm income is expected to bounce back slightly from last year's downturn, but remains well below record levels from earlier in the decade due to lackluster prices for many commodities, agricultural economists said Thursday.  Jeff Franklin, from the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has this exclusive report.

UK Ag Economists Predict Down Year For Farmers

Dec 3, 2015
UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

After a period of record cash receipts, Kentucky farmers are feeling the squeeze from lower commodity prices and sluggish exports.  University of Kentucky ag economists predicted Thursday that statewide farm cash receipts will drop to $6 billion in 2015. That would be down 8 percent from last year's record $6.5 billion. Crop receipts are expected to decline 16 percent and livestock receipts are forecast to be down 3 percent.

USDA Says Farmland In Ky. Is Shrinking

Jul 5, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farms and land devoted to farming in Kentucky has drastically decreased in recent years.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - While Kentucky lawmakers continue to wrangle over an industrial hemp bill, researchers at the University of Kentucky are working on an economic impact report.