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Why Rural Kentucky Needs to Vote

Why Rural Kentucky Needs to Vote

In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

Kentucky's Wheat Crop Adds Value to the Farm in Many Ways
August 25, 2020
Kentucky's Wheat Crop Adds Value to the Farm in Many Ways

Many Kentucky farmers would agree that 2020’s winter wheat crop was a disappointing one, but from a long-term perspective, this versatile crop has proven to be valuable, in a lot of ways.

According to information from the USDA, wheat ranks third among U.S. field crops in planted acreage, production, and gross farm receipts, behind corn and soybeans.

Moving Forward with Rural Broadband Initiatives
August 25, 2020
Moving Forward with Rural Broadband Initiatives

The need for adequate broadband service has perhaps never been more apparent than it is now, but that need pre-dates COVID-19, and will likely still be around once the virus is contained.

Initiatives are moving forward, however, and will continue to do so, as long as it takes, said Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) President Mark Haney.

KFB Candid Conversation: Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University's Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture
August 25, 2020
KFB Candid Conversation: Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University's Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University’s (KSU) Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment and Director of Land Grant Programs, discusses agriculture programs at KSU and the university’s long history of working with Kentucky farm families.       

The Need for a Solid Rural Infrastructure
August 25, 2020
The Need for a Solid Rural Infrastructure

It’s not hard to find different types of infrastructure if you take a moment to look around. There are the obvious and easily recognized examples, such as roads, bridges, railways, waterways, airways, and electrical grids. Though seldom seen, sewer lines, underground utilities, and water lines are also crucial components of healthy systems.

Market Closes - August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
Market Closes - August 24, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed to start the week.  Cattle futures closed lower following last Friday afternoon’s bearish Cattle on Feed Report which showed surprisingly large July placements.  Lean hog futures closed narrowly mixed but closer to the day’s lows.

Across Kentucky - August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
Across Kentucky - August 24, 2020

Ky. Dairy Development Council Executive Director H. Barlow reports on food assistance in the Commonwealth.

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