corn http://wkms.org en Ky. Farmers Looking at Prospect of High Yields http://wkms.org/post/ky-farmers-looking-prospect-high-yields <p>A new agriculture forecast says plenty of rain and cooler temperatures mean Kentucky grain farmers could see productive yields later this year.</p><p>The Kentucky office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service says 85 percent of the commonwealth's corn crop and 84 percent of its soybean crop are rated good or excellent.</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:26:53 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 33243 at http://wkms.org Ky. Farmers Looking at Prospect of High Yields The Morning Cram [rain, rain go away edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-rain-rain-go-away-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR: </strong>Last year, drought devastated many <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/24/177783540/for-corn-fickle-weather-makes-for-uncertain-yields">corn farmers</a>, so you think they’d welcome all the spring rain. But it’s putting them behind schedule because they can’t plant in soaked fields. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:44:33 +0000 Whitney Jones 30953 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [rain, rain go away edition] Late Rains Save Most TN Crops http://wkms.org/post/late-rains-save-most-tn-crops <p></p><p>Tennessee farmers may be lamenting losses to the corn harvest resulting from this summer’s drought, but midsummer rains have saved most of their other crops. Cotton is expected to bring in some of the best per-acre yields. Farmer Willis Jepson says soybeans made 55 bushels per acre. That’s 15 more than usual. But his farm still lost $500,000&nbsp; in corn. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:51:37 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 24892 at http://wkms.org Late Rains Save Most TN Crops Drought Hurts Corn Mazes http://wkms.org/post/drought-hurts-corn-mazes <p>This year’s drought hasn’t just lessened corn crops in our region. It’s also left stalks too low for the fall tradition of corn mazes.</p><p>Sam Brown of Mayfield’s A-Maize-ing Farms says instead of the usual 20-acre corn maze, it will offer other activities such as a petting zoo and paintball. The owners of Paducah’s Blooms ‘N Gardens say if it hadn’t been for their irrigation system, they would’ve lost their 8-acre maze.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:49:18 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 22687 at http://wkms.org Drought Hurts Corn Mazes Corn harvest continues to speed ahead of schedule http://wkms.org/post/corn-harvest-continues-speed-ahead-schedule <p>The U.S. corn harvest continues ahead of schedule with some states nearly half-finished at a time when they usually are just getting started.&nbsp; In its weekly crop update, the USDA says little has changed in the condition of drought-damaged corn and soybeans. That's because the plants are too far along for recent rain to make a difference.&nbsp; Corn was planted several weeks earlier this year and matured more quickly in the summer heat, allowing farmers to start harvesting early.&nbsp; Tennessee has almost half of its corn in, compared to the usual 21 percent. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:38:23 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21718 at http://wkms.org Corn harvest continues to speed ahead of schedule Kentucky Commissioner Warns Against Drought-stricken Silage http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-commissioner-warns-against-drought-stricken-silage <p>Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is warning livestock producers and corn growers to take steps to avoid harming livestock by feeding them drought-stricken corn silage.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:10:53 +0000 The Associated Press 19331 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Commissioner Warns Against Drought-stricken Silage Corn and Soybean Crop Conditions are Very Poor http://wkms.org/post/corn-and-soybean-crop-conditions-are-very-poor <p>Extreme heat and little rains have all but doused any hopes for a successful corn crop in our region. Kentucky&rsquo;s corn and soybean crops rank lowest for field conditions, according to The National Agricultural Statistics Service.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:08:22 +0000 Heidi Couch 19042 at http://wkms.org Corn and Soybean Crop Conditions are Very Poor Drought Hits Western Kentucky Crops Hardest http://wkms.org/post/drought-hits-western-kentucky-crops-hardest <p>Western Kentucky&rsquo;s corn and soybean crops have taken a turn for the worse. Statewide crop-reporting says one-fourth of the corn crop is in poor condition, and another third is fair.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:12:16 +0000 Angela Hatton 18584 at http://wkms.org Drought Hits Western Kentucky Crops Hardest Afternoon Round-Up 4/05/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-40512 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> Critics say the NYPD&#39;s aggressive <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/05/150059728/lawmakers-target-the-new-york-city-stop-and-frisk">stop-and-frisk</a> tactics amount to widespread racial profiling, but supporters counter that it&#39;s one reason the city&#39;s crime rate is as low as it is. Now, with the city&#39;s stop-and-frisk numbers reaching record highs, state lawmakers are pushing to rein the practice in.</p><p><strong>Around the Commonwealth:</strong></p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:26:43 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17534 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/05/12 Kentucky Corn on the Rise http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-corn-rise <p>National grain specialists are predicting a record amount of corn could go in the ground this spring.&nbsp; As Kentucky Public Radio&rsquo;s Stu Johnson reports, a rise in corn yields has been a trend in the commonwealth...</p><p>University of Kentucky Extension Professor of Grain Crops, Chad Lee says Kentucky&rsquo;s corn acreage could go up about ten percent this year.&nbsp; Lee says the profit potential is partly the result of warmer than usual weather.&nbsp; He says, in the bluegrass, corn has gone from being the number three crop to number one in the last few years.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:23:47 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 17533 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Corn on the Rise