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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 21, 2018
June 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 21, 2018

The Kentucky State Fair is introducing a new partnership that will help more state residents enter their exhibits this year.  Vice President of Communications Amanda Storment talks about the categories and the partnership with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and U.K. Extension to create four drop-off sites in Eastern and Western Kentucky.

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Across Kentucky - June 20, 2018
June 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 20, 2018

A California native is enjoying the farm life in Kentucky while she continues her studies at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.  Virginia Lane Scholarship recipient Lauren Spencer talks with host Alan Watts about winning the scholarship and her growing business.

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Across Kentucky - June 19, 2018
June 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 19, 2018

One of the first people to ever see Triple Crown winner Justify remembers the gleam in his eye as he took his first breath.  On this edition of the show host Alan Watts talks with Kentucky Department of Agriculture employee Richard Nolan, who was overseeing the breeding operation at Glenwood Farm when Justify was born.

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Across Kentucky - June 18. 2018
June 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 18. 2018

With wheat harvest underway across Kentucky, initial reports indicate the crop is looking pretty good.  Steven Locke with Siemer Milling Company talks with host Alan Watts about the quality of the wheat, the price outlook and some foods made with Kentucky wheat.

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The Value in KFB Membership
June 8, 2018
The Value in KFB Membership

Through the years, developing and promoting member benefits has been a key component in helping the organization grow. Kentucky now ranks as the fourth largest Farm Bureau in the country, and at the end of the day, having such strong numbers helps the organization in its advocacy efforts which in turn, positively affects our members in both rural and urban areas.

KFB Candid Conversation: Hilda Legg, State Director of USDA Rural Development-Kentucky
June 8, 2018
KFB Candid Conversation: Hilda Legg, State Director of USDA Rural Development-Kentucky

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, Hilda Gay Legg, State Director of USDA Rural Development-Kentucky talks about that agency’s role in assisting rural communities.