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USDA accepts more than 2.5 million acres in Grassland CRP Signup, Double Last Year’s Signup

By OC Monitor Staff
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has accepted offers for more than 2.5 million acres from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment through this year’s Grassland Conservation Reserve Program Signup. This is double last year’s…
09/12/21
                                                               

USDA invests over $129,000 to expand renewable energy infrastructure in rural Ky.

By Monica Watkins
he United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Kentucky announced USDA awarded over $129,000 in grants to 12 rural Kentucky businesses and agricultural producers. These investment made through the Rural Energy for America Program aim…
09/09/21
                                                               

‘If the creek is up, I’m dead’: The human toll of Kentucky’s infrastructure woes

By Adam K. Raymond Photo: Adam K. Raymond
In some ways, Stephen Lathrem feels lucky that the massive heart attack he suffered a decade ago hit when it did. “If I'd had it the next day, I wouldn’t be here talking to you,”…
09/09/21
                                                               

Climate Change Offers More Ideal Days For Mosquitoes In Louisville

By Ryan Van Velzer Photo: Ryan Van Velzer | wfpl.org
Standing in a thicket of wetland woods beside a church in Newburg, entomologist Matt Vanderpool attaches the finishing touches on a mosquito trap. A purple glow lures the mosquitoes in, a bit like a bug…
08/27/21
                                                               

New solar farm planned in Henderson County would be largest renewable energy farm yet

By Chuck Stinnett Photo: Chuck Stinnett
A major power generator is seeking state authority to build and operate a third large solar energy farm in rural Henderson County. Sebree Solar LLC proposes building a 1,200-acre solar array north and west of…
08/19/21
                                                               

Amazon to build new solar farm in Kentucky amid renewable energy push

By Haley Cawthon Photo: Getty Images
Amazon.com Inc. has just announced 14 new renewable energy projects across the globe, and one of them will be happening here in the Bluegrass State.
06/23/21
                                                               

Kentucky AG part of 16-state coalition against climate change disclosure

By Steve Rogers
Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined a 16-state coalition Tuesday in filing comments before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to push back against a Biden Administration initiative requiring companies to make climate change disclosures…
06/15/21
                                                               

The ‘Beef’ With Beef: Cattle, Climate Change, And Alternative Meat

By Sherry Listgarten Photo: Liam Niemeyer
Many people might think of Blake Munger as a cattle farmer as he walks through his pasture land in western Kentucky, but he sees things a little differently nowadays. “I don’t know which is more…
05/28/21
                                                               

Inside Clean Energy: Solar Industry Wins Big in Kentucky Ruling

By Dan Gearino
The people in Kentucky’s small rooftop solar industry are used to fighting for their livelihoods against utilities, but they aren’t used to winning. So a ruling last week from the Kentucky Public Service Commission was…
05/20/21
                                                               

Inside Clean Energy: Solar Industry Wins Big in Kentucky Ruling

By Dan Gearino
The people in Kentucky’s small rooftop solar industry are used to fighting for their livelihoods against utilities, but they aren’t used to winning.
05/20/21