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Statement on USMCA

Statement on USMCA

International trade is so important to the agriculture industry both here in Kentucky, and throughout the country. It is because of that importance, I can’t emphasize enough how critical trade agreements are to the overall rural American economy.

Across Kentucky - September 7, 2018
August 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 7, 2018

While in Louisville at the Kentucky State Fair, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the President is in support of Ethanol.  Wheeler discussed what is being proposed concerning an Ethanol standard and how it will be implemented.  He also discussed Dicamba and said a decision will be made by November that will give farmers guidelines to start planting winter crops.

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Across Kentucky - September 6, 2018
August 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 6, 2018

Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says he wants to give farmers a chance to make the Waters of the United States Rule something that will work on their farm.  Host Alan Watts discusses the WOTUS role, how it could affect farmers and what changes could be coming in the rule with the EPA Administrator, who was in Kentucky August 24.

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Across Kentucky - September 5, 2018
August 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 5, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation will be under the leadership of new Executive Vice President Drew Graham October 1.  Farm Bureau president Mark Haney says Graham brings quite a bit of experience as a farmer and policy maker.  Haney talks about Graham’s qualifications, his role at Farm Bureau and willingness to serve the membership.

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Across Kentucky - September 4, 2018
August 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 4, 2018

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is continuing to grow the idea of holding Field Schools through the year to address a variety of topics.  Dr. Edwin Richey talks about the September 6 Small Grain Field School at the Research and Education Center in Princeton, what topics are on the agenda and how to sign up for the event.

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Across Kentucky - September 3, 2018
August 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 3, 2018

Pembroke Auctioneer Leon Shirk took the bidding on the Grand Champion Kentucky Country Ham to a record $2.8 million during the Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast August 23.  Host Alan Watts recalls some of the exciting auction and talks with the buyers, the producers and Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

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Market Closes - August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018
Market Closes - August 29, 2018

CBOT futures closed steady to higher with wheat futures posting 3-4 percent gains on talk that Russia may restrict wheat exports above a certain amount.  Live cattle futures closed higher and Feeder Cattle closed lower.  Lean Hog futures closed narrowly mixed on a lack of new fundamentals.