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Kentucky soybean farmers are dealing with a pesky invasive weed that could choke out their crops.

Palmer amaranth, commonly called pigweed, is resistant to most herbicides and, for the first time, was spotted on Mike Burchett’s farm in Calloway County.

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A new agriculture forecast says plenty of rain and cooler temperatures mean Kentucky grain farmers could see productive yields later this year.

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.

Western Kentucky Farmers Ahead in Planting

Apr 17, 2012

Western Kentucky farmers are ahead of schedule with planting thanks to 2012’s warmer-than-normal temperatures.  According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Kentucky Field Office, farmers had planted 32 percent of their planned corn crop by early last week.