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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.  

Duvall Reviews Achievements, Plots Course as Farm Bureau Moves Toward Centennial
January 14, 2019
Duvall Reviews Achievements, Plots Course as Farm Bureau Moves Toward Centennial

In front of a celebratory gathering of approximately 7,000 farmers and ranchers from across the nation, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall opened AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention by outlining a few of the organization’s many historic accomplishments – from leading the way on the nation’s first farm bill in the 1930s to helping develop the Food for Peace Program in the 1950s. 

Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation
January 13, 2019
Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is proud to announce that Congressman James Comer of Kentucky’s First District has been named Outstanding New Member of Congress by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

KFB nominated Congressman Comer for the award because of his commitment to agriculture and rural life in Kentucky and across America.

American Farm Bureau Recognizes Creative County Farm Bureaus
January 11, 2019
American Farm Bureau Recognizes Creative County Farm Bureaus

Twenty-four county Farm Bureaus nationwide are being honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation for innovative program ideas in the organization’s County Activities of Excellence Awards program. The winners are being highlighted during AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention.

Market Closes - January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019
Market Closes - January 10, 2019

Corn, beans and wheat closed 1-2 pct lower and near the day’s lows. Futures were pressured by a lack of details/confirmation on China’s plan to purchase U.S. commodities.  Cattle futures closed mixed in narrow price ranges. There was a lack of cash trade with the packer bids and feedlot offers far apart.  Lean Hog futures also closed mixed with the nearby contracts higher.

Across Kentucky January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019

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Across Kentucky - January 18, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 18, 2019

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says updates to the Grain Indemnity Fund and regulations concerning the labeling of lab-grown meats are two issues he is hoping the Kentucky General Assembly will address this year.  Quarles also discussed the county fair grant program that was funded by the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly and how that is helping counties across the state.

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