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Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm Family

Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm Family

Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County have been named Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “2020 Outstanding Young Farm Family”. This annual award recognizes a couple or individual under the age of 35 that demonstrates strong farm management skills, KFB and community involvement, and consistent financial growth through their farm.

Market Closes - October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020
Market Closes - October 19, 2020

CBOT futures closed higher on continued strong export demand and dry weather concerns for wheat areas and in South America where corn/bean planting is behind schedule. Live and feeder cattle futures were slaughtered today with $3-4/cwt losses. Except for the 1.65 gain in the December contract, lean hogs closed lower.

President's Column: Election 2020 - The Main Thing is to Participate
October 19, 2020
President's Column: Election 2020 - The Main Thing is to Participate

As we draw closer to Election Day 2020, I understand the anxiety many of us are feeling. The past year has been tough in so many respects, whether we live in rural communities on Kentucky’s many family farms or we live in urban areas.

Getting The Word Out About Mental Health Issues
October 19, 2020
Getting The Word Out About Mental Health Issues

As the need to bring awareness to mental health issues continues to grow across this state and the country, a group of organizations in Daviess County have banded together to support those living in their rural communities who are facing tough times and difficult decisions.

Down the Backroads: When it Comes to Food, Make a Little Extra
October 19, 2020
Down the Backroads: When it Comes to Food, Make a Little Extra

October is one of my favorite months of the year. I love to see the changing of the leaves and the feel of cooler temperatures. But it is food that garners most of my attention this time of year. I know when October rolls around, the menu at my house takes a turn toward traditional fall food offerings such as chili and homemade soups, not to mention all the yummy desserts.

Connecting Broadband to the Last Mile
October 19, 2020
Connecting Broadband to the Last Mile

The small West Kentucky county of Crittenden is typical of rural areas in the state or across the country. Agriculture is the top economic driver; the area is home to many small-town family businesses; and with a population of just over 9,000, knowing your neighbors is a common occurrence.

But within a 200-mile radius of the county seat, Marion, there are well over two million people in some of the largest cities in the country.

Candid Conversation: Kentucky 4-H President Landry Woodrum
October 19, 2020
Candid Conversation: Kentucky 4-H President Landry Woodrum

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, State 4-H President Landry Woodrum discusses the benefits of being involved in the organization and what he has experienced being a state officer during a pandemic.