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Kentucky soybean growers produced the highest ever documented yields in the state this year in the soybean yield contest hosted by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Kentucky Soybean Board.

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Kentucky agricultural cash receipts and net farm income rebounded in the past year from 2016 levels, but are still well below record levels set earlier in the decade.

Agricultural economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are projecting 2017 farm cash receipts to be $5.6 billion, which is a 3.5 percent increase from 2016. Preliminary indications also point to a modest increase in net farm income from 2016 levels.

A low-pressure irrigation system that a UK horticulture extension professor perfected in Asia looks like it also will have practical applications for small growers in this country.

UK professors Arthur Hunt and Subba Reddy Palli were recognized by their peers for their distinguished contributions to the advancement of science.

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