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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.

Market Closes - September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018
Market Closes - September 17, 2018

CBOT futures closed lower under pressure from harvest, rains in South America, and ongoing trade tensions with China.  Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed to follow up on Friday’s huge gains. Last week’s cash cattle trade up $3.00 versus the previous week.

Across Kentucky Promo September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018
September 13, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo September 17, 2018 -  September 21, 2018

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Across Kentucky - September 21, 2018
September 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 21, 2018

The Grain and Forage Center of Excellence, that is being constructed at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, is continuing to build excitement among farmers and the agribusiness community.  Director Dr. Chad Lee says it is also attracting a new class of researchers and graduate students to Princeton to carry out their work and studies.

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Across Kentucky - September 20, 2018
September 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 20, 2018

This is National Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky and around the nation.  Dale Dobson, with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, talks about farm safety awareness, more farmers training their employees on safety and sharing the road.

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Across Kentucky - September 19, 2018
September 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 19, 2018

Not only will the 2018 Beef Bash at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton be a day of learning, it will also be a day to celebrate the retirement of Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Roy Burris.  Dr. Lee Anderson talks about the celebration that is planned and invites Dr. Burris’s friends to come and help honor him for 40 years of work and dedication to the beef cattle industry in Kentucky.

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Across Kentucky - September 18, 2018
September 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 18, 2018

The University of Kentucky will host the bi-annual Beef Bash Thursday, September 20, at the Research and Education Center in Princeton.  Dr. Lee Anderson talks about what will take place, the topics that will be covered and what time the event begins.

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