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Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

The backbone of Kentucky’s agriculture industry is the existence of family-owned production farms and supporting businesses located in every region of the state. Often small operations, these entities make up the majority of the ag industry in the Commonwealth, therefore representing a significant portion of the state’s overall economic development structure.

American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention Kicks Off
January 11, 2021
American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention Kicks Off

The American Farm Bureau’s Virtual Convention kicked off with an opening address by AFBF President Zippy Duvall from his farm in Georgia.

Across Kentucky - January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021
Across Kentucky - January 11, 2021

KY Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles acknowledges agriculture's role in surviving the challenges of 2020.

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KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Gov. Beshear's Proposed $50 Million Allocation for Rural Broadband Deployment
January 8, 2021
KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Gov. Beshear's Proposed $50 Million Allocation for Rural Broadband Deployment

"I would like to thank Governor Beshear for allocating $50 million in his proposed budget to the broadband deployment fund. Expanding broadband service to unserved and underserved areas of the state has never been more important than it is right now."

January 8, 2021 - Legislative Report No. 2 - 2021 Kentucky General Assembly
January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021 - Legislative Report No. 2 - 2021 Kentucky General Assembly
Across Kentucky - January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021
Across Kentucky - January 8, 2021

Greenup County's Carrie Davis says the bee's role in food production teaches the balance of nature.

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Market Closes - January 7, 2021
January 7, 2021
Market Closes - January 7, 2021

Corn futures ended nearly unchanged but wheat and soybeans closed down mostly 4-6 cents/bushel. Cattle futures closed higher led by the feeder contracts due to the weaker CBOT. Lean hog futures closed higher except for the February contract dropping 65 cents.