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Getting a Look at Agriculture Outside the US:  Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home

Getting a Look at Agriculture, Outside the US: Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home.

Sometimes, the best way to see more clearly, and perhaps appreciate more, a specific issue that is close to home, is to observe if from a different perspective, in a different place.  

Across Kentucky - March 8, 2019
February 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 8, 2019

Retired University of Kentucky Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Gary Lacefield says it is more important than ever for agriculture to educate others about the work on the farm and the mission of agriculture.  Lacefield talked about his work with forages, technology in the forage industry and the connection between agriculture and urban America.

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Across Kentucky - March 7, 2019
February 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 7, 2019

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says 2018 was a big year for agriculture policy, with some major priorities on the table for 2019.  Duvall, who was recently in Kentucky, says Trade and Farm Labor are two of the major issues that still need to be addressed.

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Across Kentucky - March 6, 2019
February 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 6, 2019

Although the FFA organization allowed women into the organization in 1969, it would take 30 years for FFA members to elect their first female president in Kentucky.  We visit with Kentucky’s first female FFA President Jessamine County native Susan Wright, talk about the impact of FFA in her life and how she was able to give back to members of the organization.

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Across Kentucky - March 5, 2019
February 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 5, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says it is important for county Farm Bureau Presidents to know the priorities of farming and agriculture in the state.  Haney talked with county presidents and vice-presidents about priorities and their role as leaders during the 2019 KFB Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference that took place in Louisville in February. 

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Across Kentucky - March 4, 2019
February 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 4, 2019

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says it is critical for the Kentucky General Assembly to pass a meat labeling bill that will protect Kentucky Agriculture from lab grown meat products that are being developed.  Quarles says the fake meat bill, that is being debated in the Kentucky General Assembly, will protect the beef cattle, pork and poultry industry, and will ensure Kentucky consumers know what they are eating.

 
Market Closes - February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019
Market Closes - February 27, 2019

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed except for oats.  News from testimony in Washington DC was negative in regards to E15 fuel rules and the China trade negotiation. Cattle futures closed mostly higher with Feeder Cattle outperforming Live Cattle.  Lean Hog futures closed mixed with little change after testing both sides.