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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.

Farm Bill Will Help Farmers and Ranchers Weather the Economic Storm
August 2, 2018
Farm Bill Will Help Farmers and Ranchers Weather the Economic Storm

A storm is brewing in farm country in the form of a dragging agricultural economy, a shaky outlook for our export markets and a dire ag labor shortage.

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage
August 2, 2018
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage

The Farm Bill is important to farm families and rural communities in Kentucky and across the country. It is critical to the agriculture industry to get this piece of legislation finalized and on the President’s desk. The process of bringing the House and Senate versions together is about to begin. 

Market Closes - August 1, 2018
August 1, 2018
Market Closes - August 1, 2018

Optimistic trade talk lifted futures yesterday, but President Trump’s threat today of higher tariffs on Chinese imports pushed corn and soybean futures lower.  Cattle futures closed higher with Feeder Cattle outdoing Live Cattle as corn/soy futures fell about 2 percent. Lean Hog futures closed lower with the nearby August LH contract posting the largest loss.

Across Kentucky Promo - August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo - August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018

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Across Kentucky - August 10, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 10, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says tariff relief measures announced recently by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will provide some needed assistance to Kentucky Farmers.  Haney discusses the tariff relief measures, expansion of Kentucky Agriculture markets and the need to stabilize trade for farmers.

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Across Kentucky - August 9, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 9, 2018

Reaching students in this day of electronics, smart phones and technology can be difficult and requires a creative approach.  One Kentucky woman affectionately earned the title of Mrs. Pickle after she began using the popular condiment to reach students while she was a guidance conselor.  Now Carolyn Haddock of Hopkinsville continues her work with the Christian County Literacy Council.

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