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STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT MARK HANEY ON THE 2018 FARM BILL

I can’t overemphasize the importance of the Farm Bill to Kentucky farm families and rural communities. It truly is the single most important piece of legislation related to agriculture. The failure to pass the bill in the House, while disappointing, should be viewed as an opportunity to work harder, speak louder, and advocate more often to see this bill through to passage and ultimately law.

Across Kentucky - May 17, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 17, 2018

Dairy farmers across the state and nation are continuing to face low milk prices and decreased demand, which having an impact on their operation.  Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation talks about the price support program, the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and other possible ways to help dairy farmers.

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Across Kentucky - May 16, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 16, 2018

There are a number of outstanding women in Agriculture in the state of Kentucky.  Host Alan Watts talks with Calloway County Farmer Sharon Furches about her involvement in the family farming operation, what she enjoys about it, some of the biggest challenges and the importance of her service on the Kentucky Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

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Across Kentucky - May 15, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 15, 2018

An Eastern Kentucky community is using broadband access at the library to provide Tele-Health services for veterans. Rural Broadband Association Director Shirley Bloomfield talks about broadband, the efforts in Kentucky, and the plan to expand to other communities across the country.

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Across Kentucky - May 14, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 14, 2018

May is Beef Month in Kentucky.  Host Alan Watts talks with Kentucky Beef Council Director of Consumer Affairs Kiah Twisselman about Beef Month, the recipes that will be available, the Beef Media Tour and how Kentucky beef farmers are helping to feed the hungry in the state.

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Market Closes - May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018
Market Closes - May 9, 2018

CBOT futures tried to move higher early but closed steady to lower except for soybean oil. Futures generally traded similar to Tuesday’s market, stabilizing after Monday’s sharp price drop. Cattle futures moved higher after the opening but spent the rest of the day working lower. Lean Hog futures closed mixed with weaker cash hog prices and a bounce in the pork cutout.

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Unveils New Sustainability Officers Program
May 8, 2018
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Unveils New Sustainability Officers Program

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance created the Sustainability Officers Council to provide food companies with access to the farmer and rancher perspective. It is critical for farmers and ranchers to have a voice in conversations with others in the supply chain about sustainability, food and agriculture.