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A Different World; The Same Mission While dealing with COVID-19, Farm Families are Still Doing What They Do Best

A Different World; The Same Mission While dealing with COVID-19, Farm Families are Still Doing What They Do Best

A few short weeks ago, most citizens in Kentucky, and across the country, were preparing for spring and all the activities the new season would bring. But since the onset of COVID-19, the coronavirus, most have hunkered down close to home hoping to wait this pandemic out.

Across Kentucky - January 24, 2020
January 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - January 24, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau leaders are closely monitoring a number of federal and state issues in 2020.  First Vice-President Eddie Melton says the issues include trade on the national level, and protecting the tobacco master settlement, infrastructure and broadband on the state level.

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Across Kentucky - January 23, 2020
January 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - January 23, 2020

More than 300 Kentucky farmers helped feed the hungry in the state by providing produce to food banks in all 120 counties.  Feeding Kentucky Farms to Food Banks Coordinator Sarah Vaughn discusses the program, the results from 2019 and how farmers can get involved in 2020.

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Across Kentucky - January 22, 2020
January 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - January 22, 2020

The cost of H2A labor on Kentucky farms is continuing to increase.  USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service Eastern Mountain Region Director David Knoff talks about the labor costs, factors contributing to the increase and the impact on farmers and agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - January 21, 2020
January 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - January 21, 2020

Kentucky delegates are among thousands of American Farm Bureau members that are in Austin, Texas, this week for the federation’s annual meeting.  Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney talks about the issues that will be discussed and the potential policies that could be voted on during the meeting.

 

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Across Kentucky - January 20, 2020
January 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - January 20, 2020

The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board and the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University are hosting the 16th annual Soybean Promotion Day Tuesday, January 21. Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Tony Brannon talks about the speakers, the networking, the program, and shares other details about the event.

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Market Closes - January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020
Market Closes - January 15, 2020

Except for Chicago Wheat, CBOT futures closed lower on a weak finish following the signing of the US/China Trade Agreement. Cattle futures closed lower but trading ranges were wider today, especially in FC.  Lean Hog futures closed slightly higher with trade inside yesterday’s wide ranges.