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Advocates seek to expand agriculture production in eastern Kentucky
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:01 AM EDT
Agriculture advocates are attempting to expand farming opportunities in eastern Kentucky.
Advocates say there's a lot of room to expand agriculture production in the region, which would also help diversify the economy in an area that has seen the number of coal jobs decrease sharply in the last two years.
Howard, who operates HF Farms, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that realizing the idea's potential would take time, money and effort on the part of many. It would mean finding affordable financing for farmers, assisting with marketing and aiding in developing infrastructure.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com