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Across Kentucky - September 3, 2018
August 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 3, 2018

Pembroke Auctioneer Leon Shirk took the bidding on the Grand Champion Kentucky Country Ham to a record $2.8 million during the Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast August 23.  Host Alan Watts recalls some of the exciting auction and talks with the buyers, the producers and Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

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Market Closes - August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018
Market Closes - August 29, 2018

CBOT futures closed steady to higher with wheat futures posting 3-4 percent gains on talk that Russia may restrict wheat exports above a certain amount.  Live cattle futures closed higher and Feeder Cattle closed lower.  Lean Hog futures closed narrowly mixed on a lack of new fundamentals.

Market Closes - August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018
Market Closes - August 28, 2018

Given a lack of unfavorable weather to impact the final production, the CBOT closed sharply lower in corn and soybean futures.  The funds have the fundamentals and technicals going their way as we wind down August. Cattle futures opened higher, but quickly sold off to the day’s lows in the first hour of trading. A recovery the rest of the day pulled prices back to mid-range and modest losses. Lean Hog futures closed lower with the nearby October LH dropping nearly the daily $3.00 limit.

EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler Promotes ACE Proposal In Kentucky
August 27, 2018
EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler Promotes ACE Proposal In Kentucky

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited the Bluegrass State to tout EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) proposal, announced earlier this week, that would replace the Clean Power Plan and establish emission guidelines for states to develop plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Across Kentucky - August 31, 2018
August 23, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 31, 2018

If you visited the livestock barn at the Kentucky State Fair, you will likely saw Governor’s Office of Ag Policy Director Warren Beeler.  Beeler talks with host Alan Watts about the impact of youth livestock programs, the lessons learned in the show barn and the importance of organizations such as 4-H and FFA.

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Kentucky Farm Bureau's 55th Ham Breakfast Auction Raises $2.8 Million
August 23, 2018
Kentucky Farm Bureau's 55th Ham Breakfast Auction Raises $2.8 Million

Thursday morning Kentucky elected officials, business executives, and Kentucky Farm Bureau members from around the state attended the 55th annual Ham Breakfast hosted by KFB at the Kentucky State Fair. This year’s Grand Champion ham was auctioned for a record price of $2.8 million.