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Statement from Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney: 2018 Farm Bill

As work continues on the 2018 Farm Bill, we look forward to the benefits it promises. The bill brings relief and certainty back into the lives of our Kentucky farm families.

Across Kentucky - March 30, 2018
March 22, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 30, 2018

In addition to low prices for whole milk and a decrease in demand, some Kentucky Dairy farmers recently received notice that Dean Foods will no longer be purchasing their milk as of June 1st.  Henry County Dairy farmer Terry Rowlett, who chairs the Kentucky Farm Bureau Dairy Advisory Committee, discusses the impact of losing family dairy operations and how that will affect the communities they live and work in.

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Across Kentucky - March 29, 2018
March 22, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 29, 2018

The dairy industry in Kentucky is facing a decreased demand for products and lower whole milk prices.  Henry County Dairy farmer Terry Rowlett, who chairs the Kentucky Farm Bureau Dairy Advisory Committee, talks with host Alan Watts about some of the challenges and possible solutions.

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Across Kentucky - March 28, 2018
March 22, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 28, 2018

The number of women owning and operating farms in Kentucky is continuing to increase.  Host Alan Watts talks with Trigg County farmer Alana Baker about why she returned home to Riverbend Farms, what she enjoys about the farm and some of her greatest challenges.

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Across Kentucky - March 27, 2018
March 22, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 27, 2018

Kentucky Agriculture was well-represented March 15th when ground was broken for the University of Kentucky Grain and Forage Center of Excellence in Princeton.  UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto, Governor’s Office of Ag Policy Director Warren Beeler, Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles and farmer Don Halcomb talk about what the new facility will mean for agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - March 26, 2018
March 22, 2018
Across Kentucky - March 26, 2018

There was a slight increase in the cost of food in Kentucky during the first quarter of 2018.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Communications Director Todd Bright and Host Alan Watts discuss the quarterly Marketbasket Survey of 40 basic grocery items.

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First Marketbasket Survey of 2018 shows slight increase in food prices
March 22, 2018
First Marketbasket Survey of 2018 shows slight increase in food prices

For the first time in nearly two years, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicated food prices increased slightly during the first quarter of 2018.