Kentucky farmers http://wkms.org en Government Shutdown Keeps Farmers from Signing Up for Federal Programs http://wkms.org/post/government-shutdown-keeps-farmers-signing-federal-programs <p></p><p>Kentucky Farm Bureau officials say the lack of a budget because of the partial government shutdown is preventing farmers from getting loans they need through federal agencies like the Natural Resources Conservation Service or Farm Service Agency.</p><p>KFB&rsquo;s National Affairs and Political Education Director Joe Cain said farmers interested in signing up for government programs are at a loss because many federal employees are furloughed. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:34:29 +0000 Whitney Jones 35618 at http://wkms.org Government Shutdown Keeps Farmers from Signing Up for Federal Programs Kentucky Farmers and Fishermen Get Extended Tax Filing Window http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-farmers-and-fishermen-get-extended-tax-filing-window <p>Kentucky farmers and fishermen can file and pay their 2012 state income taxes by April 15 instead of March 1<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp; The Kentucky Department of Revenue reports the six-week extension coincides with a similar IRS date change for federal taxes for farmers and fishermen thanks to the recently enacted American Taxpayer Relief Act.&nbsp; Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:06:08 +0000 Chad Lampe 28493 at http://wkms.org Ag Commissioner James Comer: Immigration Reform Would Have Tremendous Impact on Industry http://wkms.org/post/ag-commissioner-james-comer-immigration-reform-would-have-tremendous-impact-industry <p></p><p>Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says comprehensive immigration reform would have a tremendous impact on the state’s farmers and livestock producers. James Comer says if it weren’t for immigrant labor, many Kentucky farmers wouldn’t be able to harvest their crops. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:52:31 +0000 Kevin Willis 27734 at http://wkms.org Ag Commissioner James Comer: Immigration Reform Would Have Tremendous Impact on Industry Despite Drought, Ky. Agriculture Revenues Could Set Records http://wkms.org/post/despite-drought-ky-agriculture-revenues-could-set-records <p>Despite experiencing one of the worse droughts in U.S. history, agriculture economists in Kentucky are projecting record cash receipts for the state’s farmers.</p><p>During their annual outlook during the Kentucky Farm Bureau conference, economists from the University of Kentucky say they think Kentucky will break the $5-billion barrier in revenues this year. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:44:22 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 25375 at http://wkms.org Despite Drought, Ky. Agriculture Revenues Could Set Records Drought Means Less Hay for Cattle Feed http://wkms.org/post/drought-means-less-hay-cattle-feed <p>This summer’s drought caused a significant decrease in grass hay production, which many cattle farmers rely on for feed.</p><p>The dry weather cut hay production by two-thirds, raising prices $15 to $20 per ton, says Caldwell County Extension Agent Shane Bogle.&nbsp; Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:49:08 +0000 Whitney Jones 22450 at http://wkms.org Drought Means Less Hay for Cattle Feed