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Comment Column by KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton: We are Stronger Together

Comment Column by KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton: We are Stronger Together

I remember a time in the early 1980s, when being on the farm was difficult at best and almost impossible. I will admit, there was a point when I considered what life away from the farm would be like.

Across Kentucky - February 11, 2020
February 6, 2020
Across Kentucky - February 11, 2020

Not only does the Kentucky Exposition host the National Farm Machinery Show this week, it is also home to the Championship Tractor Pull that attracts some of the top competitors from across the country.  Kentucky Venues President David Beck says there will be new announcers and great pulling action on the track in Freedom Hall.

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Across Kentucky - February 10, 2020
February 6, 2020
Across Kentucky - February 10, 2020

The National Farm Machinery Show will fill the exhibit halls at the Kentucky Exposition Center later this week.  Kentucky Venues President David Beck says there will be seminars, all the equipment anyone could ever want to see, and a new registration process that could lead to a nice reward.

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Super Gages, the Super Heroes of Water Quality Measurements: Accurate Water Quality Data is Beneficial to Everyone
February 5, 2020
Super Gages, the Super Heroes of Water Quality Measurements:  Accurate Water Quality Data is Beneficial to Everyone

With so many super heroes appearing on television and in the movies these days, it’s easy to confuse which ones can fly, or which ones have super human strength, or which ones have both.  Yet, in the world of TV and movies, one doesn’t really have to understand as much about who does what, but rather just enjoy the overall experience.

Market Closes - February 4, 2020
February 4, 2020
Market Closes - February 4, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher, albeit by only a few pennies. Today’s price increases appeared to be from corrective buying after the recent weakness. Live cattle closed slightly lower and feeder cattle closed higher. Lean Hog closed lower except in the nearby February LH contract.

2020 Kentucky Farm Bureau Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference Agenda
February 4, 2020
2020 Kentucky Farm Bureau Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference Agenda
Kentucky Livestock Sector: A Vital Segment of Overall Farm Economy Despite Tough 2019
February 4, 2020
Kentucky Livestock Sector:  A Vital Segment of Overall Farm Economy Despite Tough 2019

No agricultural sector was spared hardships in 2019 due to a multitude of ag-economy issues including volatile commodity markets, international trade difficulties, and weather conditions that were more favorable for waterfowl than anything else.

And while livestock producers dealt with their share of challenges, the sector still represented a very strong part of last year’s farm revenue.