Kentucky Farm Bureau News - September 2013
A big crowd, a good contingent of business and political leaders and a fat price for the prized pork marked KFB's 50th annual Country Ham Breakfast at the State Fair. Nearly 1,600 people were on hand to hear some top political officials speak and watch as Yum! Brands Foundation made a winning bid of $350,000 for the 13.3-pound ham from Harper's Country Hams, based in Hickman County. That amounts to $26,315 per pound.
A Yum! Foundation official said the charitable donation would go to the Funds for the Arts while the ham would go to Dare to Care. This marked the first time Yum! participated in the auction. Chief competitors were PNC Bank and 21c Hotel.
Also in this issue:
Comment Column: Kimberly Richardson, Director, Kentucky Division of Conservation
Local leaders meet with Congressmen
Quality and location are good combo for D&F Farms
Why Farm Bureau is a great audience
County Annual Meetings
Daviess County, Washington County scholarships
Markets: U.S. beef trade responds to production drop; SRW wheat crop has average quality; Cropland rents increase in 2013
Festival is September 23-28 in Whitesburg
Farm File: Report says small farms are still increasing; Kentucky 4-H cooking team excels' Video illuminates farm labor issue; Ethanol mandate may be changing; Nations consuming more meat
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