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Rick Murdock drives past his neighbors on rural back roads in southwest Calloway County, Kentucky, most days in his pickup truck, where he’ll pass by some signs of the season — “Trump 2020” flags and signs.


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  A line of blue and yellow pop-up tents stand along the North Fork of the Kentucky River during a sunny September weekend in downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky, and Valerie Horn is doing her part to keep the Letcher County Farmers Market rolling. 

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Tennessee’s state veterinarian is advising livestock owners to look out for signs of a disease that has affected horses, cattle and other animals in Midwest states. 

Ohio Department of Agriculture

The Departments of Agriculture in at least four states - Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee - say people have reported receiving unsolicited packs of seeds in the mail.

Murray State University / Bob Jackson

  Murray State University President Bob Jackson, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and other government, education, and industry leaders are among a newly launched 21-member state task force dedicated to developing agriculture technology opportunities.

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced an international agreement with the Dutch government and other international partners to promote farm technology in Kentucky. 

Nicole Erwin / Ohio Valley ReSource

 Ohio Valley farmers have received more than $100 million so far in federal relief payments to offset the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with potentially more payments on the way.


Liam Niemeyer / Ohio Valley Resource

 Debby Dulworth has a lot of conversations with her cattle each day. She swings open a gate, driving the herd with repeated calls and the Hereford cattle respond in kind with groans and snorts.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

  During a year-end interview, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said he’s focused on his second term in office and not currently planning a run for governor in 2023.

University of Kentucky Agricultural Economist Will Snell says many farmers have fared reasonable well this year.