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Much of this summer has felt like early fall, butthe summer heat is going to rally over the next several days, prompting concern about livestock heat stress.

“Air temperature and humidity can combine into a one-two punch that makes it hazardous for people and animals,” said Matthew Dixon, meteorologist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “. Dew point temperatures above 65 degrees lead officials to declare livestock heat stress emergency alerts.”

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Tobacco growers with recently topped plants and those still needing to be topped should take measures to prevent blue mold development, said Bob Pearce, extension tobacco specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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