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Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

The backbone of Kentucky’s agriculture industry is the existence of family-owned production farms and supporting businesses located in every region of the state. Often small operations, these entities make up the majority of the ag industry in the Commonwealth, therefore representing a significant portion of the state’s overall economic development structure.

Across Kentucky - November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020
Across Kentucky - November 18, 2020

KFB Executive Vice President Drew Graham talks about policy development.

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Market Closes - November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020
Market Closes - November 17, 2020

Corn and soy complex futures closed higher with new contract highs in soybeans and soybean oil. Live and feeder cattle futures closed moderately higher on strong boxed beef values. Lean hog futures closed higher with 2021 contracts leading the way.

Brandon Gilles Wins Kentucky Farm Bureau Discussion Meet
November 17, 2020
Brandon Gilles Wins Kentucky Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Brandon Gilles, of Daviess County, won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The topic was: “Connectivity underpins the modern economy. What mix of investment and policy initiatives can provide reliable broadband access to farmers, ranchers, and rural America?”

Market Closes - November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020
Market Closes - November 16, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher and generally upper range. Cattle futures closed mostly higher by small amounts as traders wait for cash markets to get going. Lean hog futures closed lower beyond the nearby December contract. 

Across Kentucky - November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - November 16, 2020

KFB President Mark Haney discusses government financial assistance.

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Across Kentucky - November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020
Across Kentucky - November 13, 2020

Marshall Coyle reports on the 2020 North American International Livestock Expo.

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