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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 - July 5, 2018
June 28, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 5, 2018

More than 1,000 Kentucky youth are participating in Kentucky Junior Livestock Expos in Morehead, Murray and Bowling Green.  Kentucky Division of Shows and Fairs Director Chris Caudill talks about the lessons youth learn, the relationships they make and how some go on to start their own herd.

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Across Kentucky - July 4, 2018
June 28, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 4, 2018

On this Independence Day, we honored a Clinton County resident who was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor Tuesday, June 26, by President Donald Trump.  United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell relayed the story of farmer Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner, who served six tours during World War II.

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Across Kentucky - July 3, 2018
June 28, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 3, 2018

Monday, Ben Westerfield talked about the 2018 wheat crop and how it looked.  Today, we talk with Westerfield about how the crop is marketed, where the crop is sold and other details about the 2018 winter wheat crop.

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Across Kentucky - July 2, 2018
June 28, 2018
Across Kentucky - July 2, 2018

Most farmers are saying the 2018 wheat crop in Kentucky is not as good as they had hoped for or had expected. Hopkinsville Elevator Grain Manager Ben Westerfield talks about the harvest from Barren County to Trigg County, the quality of the crop and other details.

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Milk 2 My Plate Grant Makes More Dairy Products Available to Kentucky Families
June 25, 2018
Milk 2 My Plate Grant Makes More Dairy Products Available to Kentucky Families

Commissioner Quarles Announces $30,000 Award from The Dairy Alliance to God’s Pantry for Milk Coolers

Reflection in Retirement
June 25, 2018
Reflection in Retirement

In looking back over my career at Kentucky Farm Bureau, I never really envisioned the day I would retire, but I always heard when that time came, I would know it.