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Kentucky Winter Weather Proving to be a Roller Coaster Ride, So Far

Kentucky Winter Weather Proving to be a Roller Coaster Ride, So Far

Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a minute, it’ll change.” Since he first spoke those words, many other regions and states across the country have adopted that saying, including Kentucky, where it seems to be truer during this winter season than ever before.  

Across Kentucky - December 20, 2018
December 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 20, 2018

University of Kentucky Agriculture Economist Dr. Will Snell says agriculture income in Kentucky remained steady in 2018.  He talks about the agriculture economy, the major players in the ag economy, cash receipts and what has helped the agriculture economy remain strong.

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Across Kentucky - December 19, 2018
December 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 19, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau is partnering with the Kentucky 4-H Foundation to be an Emerald Sponsor of the 2019 4-H Emerald Gala in April.  4-H Foundation Executive Director Melissa Miller talks about the partnership, the Emerald Gala and how the organizations are both striving to develop exceptional leaders.

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Across Kentucky - December 18, 2018
December 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 18, 2018

Two Kentucky Farm Bureau leaders were recently recognized for their outstanding lifetime of service.  Distinguished Service awards were presented to Larry Jaggers and Betty Farris during the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting November 29 through December 1 in Louisville.

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Across Kentucky - December 17, 2018
December 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 17, 2018

The University of Kentucky Extension Service is exploring ways to better serve the equine industry across the state.  Equine specialist Dr. Robert Coleman says the University will gather feedback from extension agents and other stakeholders during two meetings planned this week in Eastern and Western Kentucky.

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Market Closes - December 12, 2018
December 12, 2018
Market Closes - December 12, 2018

CBOT futures closed steady in corn to mostly higher in the other contracts. Futures rallied early morning on ideas China was buying soybeans, but without confirmation, traders turned sellers.  Cattle futures closed higher and near the day’s highs. Lean Hog futures closed slightly higher as prices recovered from Tuesday’s sharp selloff.

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill
December 12, 2018
Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill

I can’t tell you how pleased I am we have passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. As I have said before, this bill is the single most important piece of legislation connected to agriculture we have, and with its passage comes the certainty farm families need to move forward with their operations, in a very challenging ag economy.