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Down the Backroads

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.

Across Kentucky - August 15, 2018
August 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 15, 2018

The Kentucky State Fair kicks off Wednesday at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.  Kentucky Venues President and CEO David Beck, who formerly led Kentucky Farm Bureau, talks about this year’s fair, Ag Land, the Commodity Breakfast and other highlights.

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Across Kentucky - August 14, 2018
August 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 14, 2018

In June Honor Flight Bluegrass celebrated the 10th year of taking veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam to Washington, DC, to see the memorial constructed to honor them for their service.  Host Alan Watts talks with 100-year-old World War II veteran Ernie Micah about the trip and his service in World War II.

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Across Kentucky - August 13, 2018
August 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 13, 2018

Christian County Farm Bureau is celebrating the opening of their new insurance agency and county federation office that took place Tuesday, August 7.  Host Alan Watts talks with County President Kent Boyd and South Agency Manager Ashtyn Hudson about the new office, the services provided and the growth in the county farm membership.

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Market Closes - August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018
Market Closes - August 6, 2018

CBOT futures closed widely mixed, from large gains in wheat to modest losses in soybeans. Corn was little changed as it was caught between the wheat and soybean markets.  Live and feeder cattle futures opened this morning steady but quickly sold off to near the day’s lows.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall Addresses National Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse
August 6, 2018
AFBF President Zippy Duvall Addresses National Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today joined a special national agriculture roundtable highlighting a recent wave of nuisance lawsuits targeting North Carolina hog farms.

Market Closes - August 2, 2018
August 2, 2018
Market Closes - August 2, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed with small price changes posted at the close. Ironically, corn and wheat closed higher, but it was near the low end of the trading range.  Cattle futures closed slightly lower with today’s trading mostly staying within Wednesday’s range. Lean Hog futures closed moderately lower, hitting new contract lows.