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Why Rural Kentucky Needs to Vote

Why Rural Kentucky Needs to Vote

In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

KFB Candid Conversation: Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University's Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture
August 25, 2020
KFB Candid Conversation: Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University's Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University’s (KSU) Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment and Director of Land Grant Programs, discusses agriculture programs at KSU and the university’s long history of working with Kentucky farm families.       

The Need for a Solid Rural Infrastructure
August 25, 2020
The Need for a Solid Rural Infrastructure

It’s not hard to find different types of infrastructure if you take a moment to look around. There are the obvious and easily recognized examples, such as roads, bridges, railways, waterways, airways, and electrical grids. Though seldom seen, sewer lines, underground utilities, and water lines are also crucial components of healthy systems.

Market Closes - August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
Market Closes - August 24, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed to start the week.  Cattle futures closed lower following last Friday afternoon’s bearish Cattle on Feed Report which showed surprisingly large July placements.  Lean hog futures closed narrowly mixed but closer to the day’s lows.

Across Kentucky - August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
Across Kentucky - August 24, 2020

Ky. Dairy Development Council Executive Director H. Barlow reports on food assistance in the Commonwealth.

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Across Kentucky - August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020
Across Kentucky - August 21, 2020

FCMA President and CEO Bill Johnson says federal support is critical to maintaining food security.

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Market Closes - August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020
Market Closes - August 20, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with wheat being the surprise upside leader.  Cattle futures closed mostly lower by small amounts. Lean hog futures closed sharply higher after gapping higher on the open.