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A BOOn From Bats: Naturalists Aim To Help Bats Fight Deadly Disease

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Bats have a bit of an image problem. You probably saw some Halloween decorations this week featuring flying, fanged creatures of the night. But conservationists say bats are actually very helpful animals, saving farmers in the Ohio Valley region alone hundreds of millions of dollars simply by eating harmful insects. Now bats need some humans… Read More

EPA Limits Use Of Problematic Herbicide Dicamba

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The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to some limits on the use of a controversial herbicide called dicamba, which farmers throughout the region have blamed for crop damage. A change to the label on the chemical will restrict sales of dicamba to certified users. Dicamba, which was formulated for use on a certain strain of genetically… Read More

Hog-Tied? NAFTA Talks Have Ohio Valley Pork Producers Nervous

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Talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, are set for later this month and farm country is concerned about the potential fallout from a trade dispute. Pork producers are especially nervous about the implications of a threat from President Trump to place a 20 percent tariff on Mexican food imports. “Mexico is… Read More

Little River, Big Ideas: Farming Group Wades Into Clean Water Issues

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In the rich land of Christian County, wheat is milled for McDonald’s biscuits, corn is turned into ethanol, and grazing cows support the state’s leading dairy. This is Kentucky’s breadbasket, and a river runs through it: the South Fork of Little River. Second-generation farmer David Brame grows a little bit of everything here, including corn… Read More

Free Trade And Food: Farmers Grow Nervous About NAFTA’s Future

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Farmers in the Ohio Valley are waiting to see how President Trump’s choice to lead the Agriculture Department might affect their fortunes. Concerns over trade have held up a confirmation vote for nominee Sonny Perdue, and trade is also on the minds of regional growers. Farmers here have been big winners under the North American… Read More