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President's Column:  Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

President's Column: Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

By the time Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded as an organization in 1919, the Kentucky State Fair was already celebrating its 17th birthday, officially. But the fair has roots that date back to 1816, making it one of the oldest fair celebrations in the country.

Across Kentucky - July 1, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 1, 2019

Murray State University Junior Grace Sink from Trigg County spent a portion of her summer working as an agriculture intern for First District Congressman James Comer.  Sink talks about her experience, what she learned and how the experience will benefit her in her college career at the Hutson School of Agriculture.

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2019 John C. Hendricks Beef Tour Itinerary
June 25, 2019
2019 John C. Hendricks Beef Tour Itinerary
2019 Roadside Farm Market Tour Itinerary
June 25, 2019
2019 Roadside Farm Market Tour Itinerary
Market Closes - June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019
Market Closes - June 20, 2019

Corn, soybean and soymeal futures closed strongly higher today as traders have renewed concerns that wet weather and late planting will negatively impact production. Cattle futures closed lower for a second day with feeder cattle futures losing more due to the rise in CBOT futures. Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower with the July LH making new lows for the current Apr/May/June downtrend.

Across Kentucky Promo June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
June 20, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

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Across Kentucky - June 28, 2019
June 20, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 28, 2019

Natural Resource Conservation Service Chief Matt Lohr says his department is focused on implementing the 2018 Farm Bill, customer service and making sure the agency has enough staff to properly serve farmers around the country.  Lohr, who is a Virginia farmer, says one of the highlights so far has been listening to success stories told by farmers around the country.

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