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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 17, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 17, 2019

The average cost of 40 basic food items decreased for the second quarter in a row in 2018, although food prices increased slightly for the year.  Kentucky Farm Communications Director Todd Bright discusses the final Market Basket Survey for 2018, what increased, what decreased and how much of the price of food makes it back to the farm.

 
Across Kentucky - January 16, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 16, 2019

The Kentucky Commodity Conference will celebrate its 25th anniversary this week in Bowling Green with a variety of topics on the program for Thursday, January 17.  Kentucky Corn and Small Grain Growers Executive Director Laura Knoth talks about the speakers, the topics they will cover, the awards ceremony and a special 25th anniversary celebration.

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Across Kentucky - January 15, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 15, 2019

Cattle producers from across the state will gather in Owensboro January 17 and 18 for the annual Kentucky Cattlemen’s Convention.  Executive Director Dave Maples previews the convention, the guest speakers, the topics that will be covered and the hall of fame induction ceremony. 

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

American Farm Bureau members will discuss and vote on a number of resolutions during the 100th annual meeting this week in New Orleans.  Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney discusses the American Farm Bureau resolutions process, what policies are being considered and why they are important for Kentucky.

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Market Closes - January 9, 2019
January 9, 2019
Market Closes - January 9, 2019

CBOT futures closed higher with corn and soybeans near the day’s highs.  Futures were supported by a weaker US Dollar, some type of agreement with China to make U.S. purchases (no specifics announced), and unfavorable weather in South America.  Cattle futures closed slightly lower, as traders paused following Tuesday’s sharp gains.

Deadline to Apply for Trade Mitigation Payments Extended
January 9, 2019
Deadline to Apply for Trade Mitigation Payments Extended

Quarles Hails Move to Help Farmers Affected by Unfair Foreign Tariffs

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has alerted Kentucky farmers that the deadline has been extended for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program as provided by the trade mitigation program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).