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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.

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.

Remarks from KFB President Mark Haney for the 2018 Ham Breakfast
August 23, 2018
Remarks from KFB President Mark Haney for the 2018 Ham Breakfast

Kentucky Farm Bureau is proud to welcome over 1,500 guests to today’s breakfast that celebrates the best of farm bureau—our commitment to Kentucky agriculture.

Across Kentucky Promo August 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018
August 23, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo August 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018

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Across Kentucky - August 30, 2018
August 23, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 30, 2018

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was among those sharing the story of agriculture at the Kentucky State Fair.  Quarles, who served country ham during the commodity breakfast on the opening day, says it is always a great opportunity to educate people about agriculture.  Quarles also discussed crops and the need to be on the lookout for farm equipment on the roadway.

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Across Kentucky - August 29, 2018
August 23, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 29, 2018

Under Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was in Kentucky Wednesday, August 15, as the special guest of First District Congressman James Comer.  Under Secretary Northey discussed the impact of corn ethanol and E-85, how the industry is affecting agriculture, the future of renewable fuels and some of the challenges facing ethanol.

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Across Kentucky - August 28, 2018
August 23, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 28, 2018

For the 19th time Broadbent B & B Foods in Kuttawa had the Grand Champion Country Ham at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.  Owner Ronnie Drennan and host Alan Watts discuss the ham, the other classes won by Broadbent B & B Foods and a family win that left Drennan with some extra pride at the state fair.

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