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Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12.

“Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton.

Across Kentucky - October 29, 2018
October 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 29, 2018

The University of Kentucky Extension Forage program will host two Grazing Conferences Tuesday and Thursday in Western and Eastern Kentucky.  Forage Specialist Dr. Ray Smith talks about the conferences, who will be speaking and how to register to participate.

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Across Kentucky Promo October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018

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Across Kentucky - October 26, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 26, 2018

Over the past couple of weeks, we met the Ayer family's second and third generation owners of the Hilltop Farm in McLean County.  This week we meet the first generation owner Edward “Bubby” Ayer who talks about the family farm, what he enjoys about it and how the poultry industry impacts McLean County.

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Across Kentucky - October 25, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 25, 2018

Kentucky members of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committe say they are confident a new farm bill will be passed this year by Congress.  United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Congressman James Comer provide an update on the 2018 Farm Bill and what they expect to see in the final version.

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Across Kentucky - October 24, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 24, 2018

A young Kentuckian took the initiative to raise funds to help feed his fellow man through Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles’ Hunger Initiative.  Tamara Sandberg with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks says Nelson Paul from Bourbon county recently raised $7,000 that he proudly presented to her and Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles.

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Across Kentucky - October 23, 2018
October 18, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 23, 2018

Not only are deer collisions a problem in rural areas of Kentucky, they can also pose a threat in urban areas.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Communications Director Dan Smaldone says as the deer population continues to increase, so do the chances for a collision with deer on roads in the Bluegrass.