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Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year on key topics such as farm bill implementation, cell-cultured food products, trade, rural broadband access and rural mental health programs.

American Farm Bureau Recognizes Creative County Farm Bureaus
January 11, 2019
American Farm Bureau Recognizes Creative County Farm Bureaus

Twenty-four county Farm Bureaus nationwide are being honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation for innovative program ideas in the organization’s County Activities of Excellence Awards program. The winners are being highlighted during AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention.

Market Closes - January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019
Market Closes - January 10, 2019

Corn, beans and wheat closed 1-2 pct lower and near the day’s lows. Futures were pressured by a lack of details/confirmation on China’s plan to purchase U.S. commodities.  Cattle futures closed mixed in narrow price ranges. There was a lack of cash trade with the packer bids and feedlot offers far apart.  Lean Hog futures also closed mixed with the nearby contracts higher.

Across Kentucky January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019

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Across Kentucky - January 18, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 18, 2019

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says updates to the Grain Indemnity Fund and regulations concerning the labeling of lab-grown meats are two issues he is hoping the Kentucky General Assembly will address this year.  Quarles also discussed the county fair grant program that was funded by the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly and how that is helping counties across the state.

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Across Kentucky - January 17, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 17, 2019

The average cost of 40 basic food items decreased for the second quarter in a row in 2018, although food prices increased slightly for the year.  Kentucky Farm Communications Director Todd Bright discusses the final Market Basket Survey for 2018, what increased, what decreased and how much of the price of food makes it back to the farm.

 
Across Kentucky - January 16, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 16, 2019

The Kentucky Commodity Conference will celebrate its 25th anniversary this week in Bowling Green with a variety of topics on the program for Thursday, January 17.  Kentucky Corn and Small Grain Growers Executive Director Laura Knoth talks about the speakers, the topics they will cover, the awards ceremony and a special 25th anniversary celebration.

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