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Kentucky Winter Weather Proving to be a Roller Coaster Ride, So Far

Kentucky Winter Weather Proving to be a Roller Coaster Ride, So Far

Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a minute, it’ll change.” Since he first spoke those words, many other regions and states across the country have adopted that saying, including Kentucky, where it seems to be truer during this winter season than ever before.  

Across Kentucky - January 28, 2019
January 24, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 28, 2019

The deadline to apply for the second round of Market Facilitation Program payments through the Farm Service Agency Office has been extended due to the government shutdown.  Kentucky FSA Director Brian Lacefield talks about the length of the sign-up period, the reporting deadline and other programs affected by the shutdown that began in late December.

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Market Closes - January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019
Market Closes - January 23, 2019

CBOT futures closed steady to higher with wheat posting the strongest percentage gain.  With USDA HQ closed, there’s a lack of data on supply/demand and on position sizes in futures (long/short).  Cattle futures closed higher with Feeder Cattle up sharply.  Lean Hog futures closed lower on weaker cash hog and pork values.

Applications Sought for Buy Local, Farm to Fork, Promotional Grants
January 23, 2019
Applications Sought for Buy Local, Farm to Fork, Promotional Grants

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles today called for Kentucky Proud members and local organizations to apply for funding from three Kentucky Proud promotional programs.

KFB Announces Scholarship Opportunities for High School Students
January 23, 2019
KFB Announces Scholarship Opportunities for High School Students

While Kentucky high school seniors are preparing for graduation, their thoughts are turning to the future. For many students, this means college – and finding a way to pay for tuition. Later this spring, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 95 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

KDA Approves More Than 42,000 Acres of Hemp for Planting in 2019
January 22, 2019
KDA Approves More Than 42,000 Acres of Hemp for Planting in 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) approved 1,035 applications to cultivate up to 42,086 acres of industrial hemp in 2019. The KDA also approved 2.9 million square feet of greenhouse space for hemp cultivation. 

January 18, 2019 Legislative Report No. 2 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019 Legislative Report No. 2 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly