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Kentucky Farm Bureau Announces Emerald Sponsorship for 2019 4-H Emerald Gala

Kentucky Farm Bureau Announces Emerald Sponsorship for 2019 4-H Emerald Gala

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is proud to announce its Emerald Sponsorship for the 2019 4- H Emerald Gala. The Emerald Sponsorship is the top commitment available for the gala that showcases 4-H Emerald Award Winners as well as the 4-H program in Kentucky. Funding for the sponsorship is provided from both Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.

Across Kentucky - November 21, 2018
November 15, 2018
Across Kentucky - November 21, 2018

The 2018 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year still operates his farm with his family.  Host Alan Watts visits with the 2018 Farmer of Year, who talks about his history in farming, the importance of the next generation in agriculture, his love of his chosen lifestyle and how important agriculture will be in the future.

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Across Kentucky - November 20, 2018
November 15, 2018
Across Kentucky - November 20, 2018

Each year more than 200,000 people reach out to the Butterball Turkey Talk-line to get advice on cooking the Thanksgiving turkey.  Talk-line specialist Barbara Robinson talks with host Alan Watts about the advice she gives, one of the funniest questions she has received and how to get in touch with a talk-line specialist.

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Across Kentucky - November 19, 2018
November 15, 2018
Across Kentucky - November 19, 2018

Kentucky House Agriculture Committee Chairman Richard Heath recently met with Kentucky Farm Bureau leaders during the 2019 Legislative Preview Meeting.  Representative Heath discusses some of the top issues he expects lawmakers to deal with in 2019 and how important it is to share the message of agriculture.

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Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year
November 15, 2018
Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12.

“Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton.

Market Closes - November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018
Market Closes - November 14, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn steady, wheat weaker and the soy complex higher.  Traders are reluctant to sell soybeans with a chance that the US and China will make some progress on trade heading into the G20 meeting at month’s end.  Cattle futures were weighed down by a weaker boxed beef market and a lack of cash cattle trade.

Market Closes - November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018
Market Closes - November 13, 2018

With a backdrop of negative crop fundamentals, today’s sharp drop in crude oil futures seemed to embolden the sellers at the CBOT. Early talk that the US and China officials were discussing trade negotiations didn’t hold the market up. Cattle futures closed higher and near the day’s highs on apparent short-covering.