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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.

Market Closes - January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021
Market Closes - January 11, 2021

CBOT futures closed mostly lower with soybean meal being the exception with a contract high close up $7/ton and new contract high. Cattle futures mostly closed little changed with a downward bias, but nearby Live Cattle were pressured by last week’s steady-at-best live market ($110-112). Lean hog futures closed slightly higher except the February LH finished barely in the red.

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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