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Comment Column:  KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Comment Column: KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Having grown up working on my grandparent’s farm, I learned at an early age an appreciation of the farming way of life. I was taught the value agriculture holds for my family and the world around me. 

Across Kentucky - April 4, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 4, 2019

With the arrival of Spring comes the opening of Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Markets across the state.  Program Director Fran McCall previews farm markets that consumers can visit in 2019, talks about what it means to be in the program and the reaction from consumers who visit markets in their community.

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Across Kentucky - April 3, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 3, 2019

Tim Dietrich with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture says the beef cattle industry is continuing to do well, although the cattle market has been down.  Dietrich talks about some of the value added programs, the quality of Kentucky Cattle and demand for beef products.

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Across Kentucky - April 2, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 2, 2019

Commonwealth Agri Energy in Hopkinsville recently completed the third expansion in the short history of the manufacturing facility.  We talk with President Mick Henderson about how much ethanol and other products are being produced at the plant, improved efficiency and how much corn from Kentucky farmers is being used.

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Across Kentucky - April 1, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 1, 2019

Forest industry leaders from across the state will gather this week in Lexington for the Kentucky Forest Industry Association annual meeting.  Executive Director Bob Bauer talks about some of the topics on the agenda, the increasing demand for hardwoods and the annual awards program that recognizes the best in the business.

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Kentucky Hosts National Summit on Rural Child Hunger
March 25, 2019
Kentucky Hosts National Summit on Rural Child Hunger

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign gathered anti-hunger advocates from across the country, including Kentucky, to look for ways to reduce hunger among children in rural communities during a national conference March 21-22 in Louisville.

Market Closes - March 21, 2019
March 22, 2019
Market Closes - March 21, 2019

Without any real fundamental support, CBOT futures closed mostly higher and near the day’s highs.  Live Cattle posted moderate gains with Feeder Cattle rallying stronger. These markets continue to be supported by bad feedlot conditions, weather-related death losses, strong beef demand from the financially-healthy consumer and soaring Lean Hog futures.