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Thanks to funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, the University of Kentucky Grains Center of Excellence will help advance Kentucky agriculture for decades.

The board awarded the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment a $15 million grant on July 15 to renovate and expand the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton, with particular emphasis on grain crops and forages. The university must match the award.

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The 2016 wheat growing season was nearly picture perfect for most Kentucky producers. As a result, farmers are reporting good yields across the state now that harvest is complete.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service said the overall average yield for the state’s wheat growers was 74 bushels per acre.

Carrie Knott, University of Kentucky grain crops extension specialist, said planting conditions last fall started the growing season off right.

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