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President's Column:  Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

President's Column: Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

Whenever I have been asked to describe what Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is about or how it operates, I always begin with one word: “grassroots.”

If you have been around this organization as long as I have, that word comes up often and we never want to lose sight of how important it really is.

Candid Conversation: Drew Graham and John Sparrow
July 1, 2020
Candid Conversation: Drew Graham and John Sparrow

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, Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President Drew Graham and KFB Insurance CEO and Executive Vice President John Sparrow discuss the functions of the organization, the big topics affecting the Federation and Insurance Company, and what it has been like operating during a pandemic.

Down the Backroads: We're a Huggin' Bunch
July 1, 2020
Down the Backroads:  We're a Huggin' Bunch

So much of how we act as an adult comes from what we learned as a child. I realize that is not an earth-shattering statement, but stay with me for a minute. The things we experienced growing up often stay with us. For instance, my dad was a big outdoorsman, and I have grown up loving the outdoors just as much. My mom was a nurturer, always making sure us kids were okay, showing how much she loved us.

Value-Added Growth is Key to Some Dairy Operation Successes
July 1, 2020
Value-Added Growth is Key to Some Dairy Operation Successes

The dairy industry has a long and storied history in the Commonwealth; one that is steeped in tradition and can be traced back for generations. In fact, if you ask any dairy producer why they continue in such a demanding sector, they will likely list tradition as one of their deciding factors.

Miss Kentucky Alex Francke: Finding New Ways to Complete Her Mission
July 1, 2020
Miss Kentucky Alex Francke: Finding New Ways to Complete Her Mission

Since 1935, there has been a Miss Kentucky pageant held every year  (with the exception of the World War II years). That changed, however, for the 2020 pageant due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Across Kentucky - July 1, 2020
July 1, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 1, 2020

KY Farmer-Veteran Alvina Maynard embraces challenges and loves our nation's flag.

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Market Closes - June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020
Market Closes - June 29, 2020

CBOT futures closed steady to mostly higher with corn and winter wheat soaring. Cattle futures managed to close slightly higher as these markets continue their choppy sideways pattern.  Lean hog futures closed slightly higher after futures had dropped sharply on Friday in reaction to the bearish Hogs and Pigs Report.