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Kirby Green from Daviess County wins Excellence in Agriculture Award

Kirby Green from Daviess County wins Excellence in Agriculture Award

Kirby Green from Daviess County has won top honors in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Excellence in Agriculture Awards program for 2019. She received the award during the organization’s recent Annual Meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.

Across Kentucky - September 24, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 24, 2019

The latest United States Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity Survey shows a decrease in hunger in the Kentucky during the past three years.  Tamara Sandburg with Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland says, although there was a decrease, the number of hungry people in the state is still too high.  

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Across Kentucky - September 23, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 23, 2019

The University of Kentucky’s final Kentucky Agricultural Training School this Thursday at the Research and Education Center in Princeton will focus on what to do after the harvest.  Extension Agronomist Dr. Edwin Richey says the event at Princeton will focus on whether to plant cover crops, post season herbicide carryover and preparing the storage bins.

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Market Closes - September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019
Market Closes - September 17, 2019

The major CBOT futures contracts closed lower with some volatility at the close. Cattle futures closed strongly higher in the upper end of the day’s trading range.  Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower with the December LH ending down the daily $3.00 limit (expands to $4.50 tomorrow).

Market Closes - September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019
Market Closes - September 12, 2019

CBOT futures closed strongly higher and at/near the day’s highs, supported by positive news in US/China trade negotiations and technical short-covering by the speculators.   Cattle futures closed higher but generally took a break after strong price gains on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Even as pork values fell sharply, lean hog futures soared $3.00 higher to limit-up levels.

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule
September 12, 2019
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is a victory for clean water and clear rules. As farmers, we share the goal of protecting the nation’s water, but the 2015 Waters of the United States rule was unreasonable and unworkable. It made conservation more difficult and created huge liabilities for farmers.

Commissioner Quarles Proclaims Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky
September 12, 2019
Commissioner Quarles Proclaims Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to encourage farmers and farm workers to put safety first at all times.