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Top Reasons to Shop at a Kentucky Farmers Market

This month was the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week, where we celebrate the abundance of summer and the farmers and ranchers who make it possible.USDA has identified strengthening local food systems as one of the four pillars of rural economic development. Nationwide, local food is one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture. The 2012 Census of Agriculture indicates that 150,000 farmers and ranchers nationwide are selling their products directly to consumers, often t...

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Snack better after school

As most parents know, children tend to be ready to eat as soon as the school bell rings. But with dinner still a few hours away, it’s too easy to let kids reach for convenient snacks that are packed with calories, excess sugar and too much fat. You can help your child—and family—snack healthier by following these steps:• Improve the accessibility of healthy foods. Research has shown that when healthier food becomes easily accessible for kids they are more li...

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2014 wheat harvest has mixed outcomes

Mother Nature threw some curve balls to the wheat crop over the growing season. Now at harvest time, some growers are finding out their crop safely weathered the season, while others are discovering they struck out.The wheat growing season started off rocky for many producers when cool weather patterns during the fall delayed corn harvest and subsequent wheat planting. Record low temperatures during the winter slowed crop development and threatened to potentially delay harvest, sai...

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