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KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Increase in Food Prices for Second Straight Quarter

After two years of slight quarterly declines in food prices, the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a food-cost increase for a second straight quarter.

The survey, taken four times each year, price-checks 40 basic food items throughout the state in an effort to gauge current food-price trends. Since the end of 2016, surveyed food items had dropped by a total of $3.79 or just over three percent.

Statement from President Haney on USDA Under-Secretary Ted McKinney International Trade Round Table in Lexington
June 6, 2018
Statement from President Haney on USDA Under-Secretary Ted McKinney International Trade Round Table in Lexington

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney and Commissioner Ryan Quarles discussed current events, foreign trade, and what it means for Kentucky agriculture at trade round-table.

Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award's Finalists Named
June 1, 2018
Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award's Finalists Named

Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsered the recent Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award's event by the Sand County Foundation.

New 'Ag Across America' Game and App Debut
June 1, 2018
New 'Ag Across America' Game and App Debut

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched an update to the My American Farm game, “Ag Across America.” 

Market Closes - May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018
Market Closes - May 31, 2018

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed.  Corn and soybeans made the day’s highs soon after the 830 am opening and then worked lower.  The U.S. announced several import tariffs on the EU/Canada/Mexico this morning.  Cattle futures opened higher on follow-through to Wednesday strong gains, but sold off on the import tariff news soon after the open, only to later recover some of the losses.

Across Kentucky Promo June 4, 2018 - June 8, 2018
May 30, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo June 4, 2018 - June 8, 2018

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Across Kentucky - June 8, 2018
May 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 8, 2018

A national organization dedicated to educating the general public about agriculture is offering two new innovative ways to share message of agriculture.  Croplife America Director of Communications and Marketing Genevieve O’Sullivan talks about “Give A Crop” and blogs by California Plant Pathologist Dr. Steve Savage.

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