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KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Increase in Food Prices for Second Straight Quarter

After two years of slight quarterly declines in food prices, the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a food-cost increase for a second straight quarter.

The survey, taken four times each year, price-checks 40 basic food items throughout the state in an effort to gauge current food-price trends. Since the end of 2016, surveyed food items had dropped by a total of $3.79 or just over three percent.

Across Kentucky - June 27, 2018
June 21, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 27, 2018

Wheat harvest is winding down in some parts of Kentucky, but still in full swing in other parts.  On today’s show host Alan Watts takes you inside a combine to meet farmer Brandon Hunt to talk about the combine he is operating, how the wheat harvest is turning out and his passion for agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - June 26, 2018
June 21, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 26, 2018

Members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting are not only learning about trade issues this week in China, they are also seeing Chinese agriculture first hand.  Former Secretary of Agriculture John Block, who served under President Ronald Reagan, says the group he is leading may be surprised by the progressive nature of Chinese Agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - June 25, 2018
June 21, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 25, 2018

A group of farm broadcasters and national agriculture leaders are in China this week to learn about Chinese agriculture.  Former Secretary of Agriculture John Block, who is leading the delegation, tells host Alan Watts trade will be a prime topic of discussion.

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2018 KFB Roadside Farm Market Tour Agenda
June 14, 2018
2018 KFB Roadside Farm Market Tour Agenda
Across Kentucky Promo - June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
June 13, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo - June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018

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Across Kentucky - June 22, 2018
June 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 22, 2018

Virginia Lane Scholarship recipient Lauren Spencer is getting her first taste of farming and agriculture in the Bluegrass State.  After meeting Spencer on Wednesday’s show, today we learn more about her cut flower business and how her business is being received by fellow students and farmers.

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