Kentucky's bumper corn and soybean crops appear headed toward record heights for production. It's a dramatic turnaround from last year's struggles for grain farmers, weighed down by a combination of drought and extreme heat.
Statewide corn production is forecast to reach a record 247 million bushels.
That’s up 138% from last year's production according to a report Friday from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The City of Martin’s Brad Thompson joins us to preview activities of The Soybean Festival that can bring up to 40,000 people to Martin to observe west Tennessee’s dominance in soybean production. The festival will be in downtown Martin from September 1 to 8, featuring music by Dustin Lynch, The Martins, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tim May, Survivor, and Sawyer Brown. According to the festival website, the festival got its start 20 years ago and celebrates the "crossroads of good living," allowing people to "pay homage to a tiny, but worthy vegetable that is capable of feeding and fueling everday lives." See more about Martin's Soybean Festival.