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STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT MARK HANEY ON THE 2018 FARM BILL

I can’t overemphasize the importance of the Farm Bill to Kentucky farm families and rural communities. It truly is the single most important piece of legislation related to agriculture. The failure to pass the bill in the House, while disappointing, should be viewed as an opportunity to work harder, speak louder, and advocate more often to see this bill through to passage and ultimately law.

Across Kentucky - May 3, 2018
April 26, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 3, 2018

Did you ever wonder what it is like for a horse trainer to compete in the Kentucky Oaks of Kentucky Derby.  Kentucky horse trainer Larry Jones talks about his recent successful runs in the Kentucky Oaks, what it is like to win the race and recalls some of his most exciting moments.

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Across Kentucky - May 2, 2018
April 26, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 2, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau Executive Vice-President David Beck recently announced that he will become the President and CEO of the Kentucky Fair Board July 1st.  Beck talks with host Alan Watts about some his initial plans to improve and enhance the Kentucky Exposition Center and the International Convention Center and the connection to agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - May 1, 2018
April 26, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 1, 2018

A Christian County farm couple is sharing their story of the farming operation that is truly a successful partnership.  Steve and Sarah Newton of Newton Way Farms, who were recently recognized as Farmers of the Year by Christian County Agribusiness Association, talk with host Alan Watts about their farm and what makes it successful.

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Across Kentucky - April 30, 2018
April 26, 2018
Across Kentucky - April 30, 2018

More than seventy events take place in Louisville leading up to the Kentucky Derby.  Kentucky Derby Festival President of Communications Aimee Boyd talks with host Alan Watts about the festival and a special event that brings radio stations from around the state and region to Louisville to share the excitement of the Derby Festival.

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Market Closes - April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018
Market Closes - April 25, 2018

CBOT futures closed higher with KC/Chicago wheat leading the way by adding to Tuesday’s big gains.  Corn gained 5-6 cents/bushel on spillover from the wheat market and from fund buying.  Cattle futures closed moderately higher but near the day’s highs. Market support came from the continued strength in boxed beef values.

Wet, cold spring could lead to seedling blights in corn
April 25, 2018
Wet, cold spring could lead to seedling blights in corn

This year’s wet, chilly spring has delayed corn planting across the state. With additional recent rains, the corn that is in the ground could be susceptible to seedling blights.