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Down the Backroads

Down the Backroads

By Tim Thornberry, Editor Kentucky Farm Bureau News

During a recent visit to West Kentucky, I decided to make the return trip an adventure and stay off the Interstate/Parkway for as long as possible. Nothing wrong with our wonderful Interstate system, but I do enjoy the scenery that can only be found on the less beaten paths.

Across Kentucky - August 8, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 8, 2018

The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program opens the eyes of students who participate each summer.  We visit with David Smith from Louisville who recently participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program.  Smith says the program changed his opinion of agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - August 7, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 7, 2018

Each year the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program host some of Kentucky’s top students at three regional universities.  For the last few years, Murray State University has hosted students with an interest in agriculture.  On today’s show we meet Carly Crawford from Shelby County.

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Across Kentucky - August 6, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 6, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture will providing assistance to farmers affected by the tariffs that are resulting from the Chinese trade war.  Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue discusses the tariff relief measures and what will be implemented to help farmers deal with the loss of income, a surplus of agriculture products and ways to look for new markets.

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Market Closes - July 31, 2018
July 31, 2018
Market Closes - July 31, 2018

Crop futures closed sharply higher with corn and soybean futures ending near the day’s highs. Wheat futures couldn’t maintain its gains and ended near mid-range. Live Cattle futures closed lower while Feeder Cattle posted bigger losses due to corn/bean futures moving much higher.

KFB Candid Conversation: Chris Pierce, Pulaski County Grain Producer
July 30, 2018
KFB Candid Conversation: Chris Pierce, Pulaski County Grain Producer

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Chris Pierce, a grain producer from Pulaski County, discusses ways to remain sustainable on the farm and how international trade affects his operation.

Rural Broadband: Going That Last Mile
July 30, 2018
Rural Broadband: Going That Last Mile

For those acclimated to a rural lifestyle, it would seem this place has all the necessary components to be a farmer. But there is one thing missing that farm families need now more than ever before; adequate broadband coverage.