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Kentucky agriculture dealing with worsening drought conditions and the summer that never seems to end

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky It is the summer that never seems to end. Already into October, and much of Kentucky is still dealing with temperatures in the 90s. Coupled with the driest September since the 1800s, Kentucky farmers know something must give. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than half of Kentucky is in the severe drought category and some areas of southeastern Kentucky...

Targeting Hunger: UKAg’s faculty, staff, students join forces to fight food insecurity

  Part of the UKAg effort to help those with limited resources eat healthy is to tweak traditional recipes to make them more nutritious. After revamping the old recipes, Dietetics and Human Nutrition students hold taste testings in the cooking lab in UK’s Erikson Hall. (Photo by Matt Barton)   By Aimee Nielson Special to KyForward   To survive, many people often turn to friends...