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Kentucky Farm Bureau Announces Winners of Excellence in Ag Literacy and Women's Educational Grant Awards 

Kentucky Farm Bureau Announces Winners of Excellence in Ag Literacy and Women's Educational Grant Awards 

Two Kentuckians are being awarded significant honors from Kentucky Farm Bureau. Leslie McCarty of Montgomery County is the 2019 Women’s Educational Grant winner and Kelly Gates of Hopkins County has been named the Excellence in Ag Literacy recipient.  

Across Kentucky October 28, 2019
October 24, 2019
Across Kentucky October 28, 2019

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Resolutions Committee will begin to narrow down more than 1,000 potential resolutions Wednesday, November 6.  First Vice President Eddie Melton, who chairs the resolutions committee, talks about the policy development process that begins at the local level and ends at the annual meeting in December.

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KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton Interview with the Cromwell Ag Radio Network
October 21, 2019
KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton Interview with the Cromwell Ag Radio Network

Kentucky Farm Bureau First Vice President Eddie Melton was recently interviewed by Jeff Nalley of the Cromwell Ag Radio Network about this year’s harvest, international trade, and lessons agriculture has learned when facing tough economic times.

WAVE is Rolling in Four River-County Area
October 18, 2019
WAVE is Rolling in Four River-County Area

Over the last three years, the West Kentucky river counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton have been at the center of an economic development initiative known as the West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (WAVE.)

Stress on the Farm from a Community Perspective
October 18, 2019
Stress on the Farm from a Community Perspective

While only about two percent of the U.S. population is involved in farming, for rural states like Kentucky, when farm income is down, those agriculture communities feel the impact, as well as affecting more than just that two percent.

Down the Backroads: A "Thank You" Goes a Long Way
October 18, 2019
Down the Backroads:  A "Thank You" Goes a Long Way

Call me old fashioned but one thing taught to me at an early age was to say “thank you” when a situation called for it and sometimes, even when it didn’t.

Market Closes - October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019
Market Closes - October 17, 2019

CBOT futures traded most of the day on the plus side and closed with moderate to strong gains, led by Chicago wheat futures. Live cattle closed near steady while feeder cattle posted moderate losses, albeit about a dollar off the day’s lows. Lean hog futures closed sharply lower for a second day.