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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 5, 2018
September 27, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 5, 2018

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says crops in Kentucky are looking good during the 2018 harvest season.  The Commissioner talks about his recent ride on a combine in the corn field, his recent stop at a farm growing industrial hemp and shares his thoughts on the possibility on that experimental crop.

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Across Kentucky - October 4, 2018
September 27, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 4, 2018

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture recently said thank you to retiring Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Roy Burris.  Among those honoring him were College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Dean Dr. Nancy Cox, fellow Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Les Anderson and Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Dave Maples.

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Across Kentucky - October 3, 2018
September 27, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 3, 2018

Kentucky could be in store for a milder than normal winter, if the prediction from the Old Farmer's Almanac is true.  Tim Clark talks with host Alan Watts about the Old Farmer's Almanac, what the weather is looking like for 2019, the connection many people have to the Almanac and other types of advice you get from the little yellow book.

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Across Kentucky - October 2, 2018
September 27, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 2, 2018

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election Tuesday, November 9, is quickly approaching.  Secretary of State Alison Grimes talks about online voter registration, the variety of races on the ballot across the state and how one vote can make a difference.

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Across Kentucky - October 1, 2018
September 27, 2018
Across Kentucky - October 1, 2018

Researchers from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are continuing to study the best way for farmers to break through a hard layer of soil that is called the Fragipan.  Professor Emeritus Dr. Lloyd Murdock says some of the findings of a six-year study will be presented during a Fragipan Field Day Wednesday, October 3rd, at the Research and Education Center in Princeton. 

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Down the Backroads
September 22, 2018
Down the Backroads

By Tim Thornberry, Editor Kentucky Farm Bureau News

During a recent visit to West Kentucky, I decided to make the return trip an adventure and stay off the Interstate/Parkway for as long as possible. Nothing wrong with our wonderful Interstate system, but I do enjoy the scenery that can only be found on the less beaten paths.