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Leadership Elected for Kentucky Farm Bureau's

Leadership Elected for Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Generation Bridge Committee"

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has released the names of individuals elected to lead its new initiative, Generation Bridge. Amanda Gajdzik of Shelby County has been elected chair, Tammy White of Union County is vice chair, and Sarah Beth Guffey from Clinton County is secretary of this newly formed committee.

Kentucky Farm Bureau providing nearly 200 free Wi-Fi internet hotspots statewide
August 26, 2020
Kentucky Farm Bureau providing nearly 200 free Wi-Fi internet hotspots statewide

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) activated a free, public Wi-Fi internet signal from 155 of its locations statewide and announced its plan to make that same signal available at its remaining 42 offices over the next several weeks. The Wi-Fi network – with its easily identifiable name, KFBFreeWiFi – is accessible from the parking areas around KFB’s buildings 7am-10pm daily and free to anyone who would like to use it.

Across Kentucky - August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020
Across Kentucky - August 26, 2020

KFB President Mark Haney says the nation needs another economic assistance package now.

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Market Closes - August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020
Market Closes - August 25, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher with big gains in corn, wheat and soybeans.  Except for nearby August Live Cattle, cattle futures closed higher by modest amounts.  Lean hog futures closed strongly higher, supported by positive US/China trade discussions which suggests export pork sales will remain strong. 

Kentucky's Wheat Crop Adds Value to the Farm in Many Ways
August 25, 2020
Kentucky's Wheat Crop Adds Value to the Farm in Many Ways

Many Kentucky farmers would agree that 2020’s winter wheat crop was a disappointing one, but from a long-term perspective, this versatile crop has proven to be valuable, in a lot of ways.

According to information from the USDA, wheat ranks third among U.S. field crops in planted acreage, production, and gross farm receipts, behind corn and soybeans.

Moving Forward with Rural Broadband Initiatives
August 25, 2020
Moving Forward with Rural Broadband Initiatives

The need for adequate broadband service has perhaps never been more apparent than it is now, but that need pre-dates COVID-19, and will likely still be around once the virus is contained.

Initiatives are moving forward, however, and will continue to do so, as long as it takes, said Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) President Mark Haney.

KFB Candid Conversation: Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University's Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture
August 25, 2020
KFB Candid Conversation: Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University's Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture

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, Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University’s (KSU) Interim Dean for the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment and Director of Land Grant Programs, discusses agriculture programs at KSU and the university’s long history of working with Kentucky farm families.